It’s 80 degrees in early April. The air is alive with the rejoicing of hundreds of frogs. Breezes blow through my hair and across the pages of my journal. The sun beats down hot on my bent head and God speaks.
Have faith, come to me. Lay aside your busyness. Put away the distractions. Give up all your idols. Lay it down at my feet.
Raise your face, meet my gaze. Seek me. Commune with me.
Look deep inside. I have started embers in your heart. They are glowing. Come to me, search me, know me. Trust me with your life. The glowing coals I have place in you will burst forth. I will fan the flames and My light will leap from your eyes. Burst forth from your heart till it consumes you, filling you, soothing you, urging you on to live for me.
My love for you is absolute. I am your covering. Wear me and know me. I will remove the enslaving fears and anxieties in you. Surrender is key. Trust me. I am your strong tower, your help and shield.
Come, the time is now. Sing a new song.
For months now I have felt the Lord urging me to lay my blog down. To walk away. For the past 3 years I have struggled with blogging becoming all consuming. I have used it as an escape. I have craved it for popularity and acceptance. I have spent hours absorbed when I should have been caring for my children.
It’s time to walk away. To lay aside my writing, for now. Will this be permanent? I pray not, I don’t think so, but I don’t know. Maybe it will be a couple weeks or a month, maybe more.
God is calling me to spend more time with Him. He is calling me to return to motherhood as it should be, not motherhood plugged in. And I am finally answering. Finally putting it aside, ready with open heart and listening ears for what He has in store for me.
The hardest part, for me right now, is that I will miss all of you. I will check up now and then, but I won’t be visiting every day. Which in return makes me worried wondering if there will be anyone left to read my writings if and when I do come back. But, I know in my heart that having scores of readers isn’t really what it is all about. And my longing for SCORES of readers is what created this addiction.
So now that I have scared you off with all my honesty let’s do a little housekeeping…
I will host Simply Saturday this week and then I will make arrangements for following weeks. I’m not sure what that will look like, but I will let you know as soon as it is taken care of.
I love you all and I will miss you, but I am looking forward to this time of freedom in Christ!