Reject is the word for Day 10 of #write28days. My thoughts right away went to a song by Michael Card called Sunrise of Your Smile, which is on the album titled Poiema. I think he may have written it with his children in mind, but the advice is good for all of us. I’ll share the song later with a link to the lyrics.
Reject the Need to Rush
In his song, Michael Card talks about rejecting the worldly lies of power, success and the thinking that we have to rush through life. We’re encouraged to stop, look around us and see the beauty.
If we are always pushing ahead, rushing through life, we may get to the end and wonder what it all was for. We need to reject the notion that there might always be something better up ahead.
Life is short and we don’t want to miss making memories.
Slow Down and Make Memories
Most of you know I have 7 children and 14 grandchildren. I can’t possibly spend as much time with each of them as I’d like. But you can believe that when they call or want me to babysit I do it if at all possible. Those kinds of memories are special.
My life can get quite busy, but if someone needs me I try to make myself available. I love to spend time outdoors when I can. It helps to refresh me. There are often interesting things to photograph when I sit or walk out in nature.
The Presence Project
In an earlier post I mentioned my involvement with The Presence Project. It is a year long project with a different focus for each month. During that time I hope to become more aware that God’s presence is with me in everything I do.
That includes writing for this 28 Day Challenge. This is only Day 10. Sometimes I wonder if I can keep it up, because the words don’t seem to come. So I pray and wait to see what happens. Some days I have to do other things first.
For example, yesterday I got the urge to work in my art journal. I had been thinking about what to write, but no words came. So I began cutting out pictures and placing them on a page. All the while I had the prompt word on my mind.
After the collage was finished, the words and scriptures seemed to come together without much problem. Often God works that way, and I am learning not to push to get my words written, but to wait to see how He leads.
What about you? Are there things you need to reject that will help you slow down and enjoy life?
As promised, here the song:
Click HERE for a link to the lyrics.
I’m linking up with: #InspireMeMonday