I lay in the stillness…baby asleep and my body is aching. Co-sleeping, 2 years in. I have been doing pregnancy, baby stages and motherhood for eleven years. My oldest is ten. Pregnancy with her and all subsequent pregnancies were really “a breeze”. I had the exhaustion and hormonal changes that took me for a ride, but that isn’t anything unknown to women who have done biological motherhood before me.
I set my eyes on a few words in my devotional reminding me to go to the secret place and meet with God. I imagined the things I am thankful for and my face began to change from dread to gratitude. Not easy but if I hadn’t taken the moments to stop the dread and name the things I had been given today, I’m sure this morning would have started differently.
Further, as I dig into “gazing into the soul” and trying to “lock eyes with God…” I think upon the beautiful words and truths written by A.W. Tozer in “The Pursuit of God: the Human Thirst for the Divine” on page 88 in Chapter 7, titled “The Gaze of the Soul” he writes “Since believing is looking it can be done any time. No season is superior to another season for this sweetest of all acts. God never made salvation depend upon new moons or holy days or sabbaths. A man is not nearer to Christ on Easter Sunday than he is, say on, Saturday, August 3, or Monday, October 4. As long as Christ sits on the mediatorial throne, everyday is a good day and all days are day o salvation. (next paragraph) Neither does place matter to this blessed work of believing God. Lift your hearts and let it rest upon Jesus and you are instantly in a sanctuary though it be a Pullman berth or factory or a kitchen. You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.”
This is where I sit in the quietness this morning.
I thought I could share this and bless you.
Today, I am set to love and obey Him… to see him in my parenting, my kitchen, all the meal making, serving, cleaning, all of it…
Prayer: Lord, I thank you for a new day and new mercies. In the morning quiet of today, I bless your name and praise you for you are God and Creator of all life and sustainer of all life. I thank you for my breath, mobility, literacy and learning. I pray for today that you’d be the wind beneath my wings to give me flight to move about today and soar above all tasks with a servants heart and joy in my bones as I do all I have. I bless you and thank you that you are Creator of the Universe and my friend. Amen