“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” – Mother Teresa
As you may have read in my previous posts, we set out on a journey a few months ago. The road has been a definite adventure and life has for sure changed in more ways than I can count.
We’ve been forced to slow down. Life isn’t so busy, living in this beautiful small town. I’m continuing to learn to be comfortable in the quiet. It’s been in this slow-paced stillness that I’ve discovered more about myself and God.
Before, I had been the type of person who had to stay busy, keep moving. I walked fast, talked fast, ate fast, drove faster. However, living in this small rural town where people are never in a hurry has taught me a lot. Especially as I’ve been in a season of waiting. Waiting for my next step, waiting for direction, waiting for a word, waiting, waiting, waiting.
I have never been the most patient person, so with this change of pace and all this waiting, I’ve learned the value of patience and rest.
For a single mother of three, like me, there has been Tae Kwon Do classes, football practice, gymnastics lessons, school events, church events, Sunday School lessons to teach, church events to help plan and execute – very little time to rest. Not that I’m complaining,I have loved every moment. So, now, I find myself waiting, resting.
But, in this place, I’ve discovered that I’m actually in the best place. I’m in a place where it’s just me and God. A place where I can seek Him away from the noise, the hustle and bustle of life. And, though I know in my heart that there is a purpose and a plan for where I am, I’m learning all over again how to seek God.
*Original Image by Yours Truly