Paying Attention

Proverbs 4:1,2 & 5

1Hear my sons, the instruction of a father, and pay attention in order to gain and to know intelligent discernment, comprehension, and interpretation [of spiritual matters]. 2For I give you good doctrine [what is to be received]; do not forsake my teaching Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments and live.

5Get skillful and godly Wisdom, get understanding (discernment, comprehension, and interpretation); do not forget and do not turn back from the words of my mouth. 6Forsake not [Wisdom], and she will keep, defend, and protect you; love her, and she will guard you.

I am learning to pay attention. Discovering that in the terrible there is always a sense of the extraordinary.

Something to celebrate, to marvel at, a beauty to behold

Life goes by at such a rapid pace. There is hardly time to stop and appreciate God’s bounty.

In this season of waiting I am learning the capacity for delight.

To look for abundance of life amidst the despair

In the solitude I notice an array of colours, smells, extravagances.

The world is rich with promise and people to meet.

My pace is much slower now.

A season for waiting

No plans for tomorrow

I relinquish control, surrendering all to the Majesty of my creator

My life is in His hands.

I’ve never known such stillness.

I’m usually active, ambitious, and lively.

Yet in exchange for a life punctuated by exclamation marks my days are punctuated by ‘selahs’

I pause and think on this.

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