Shining Moments

Aug 13, 2012

There is a place that I often go to when I need to be refreshed

    and although I haven’t been able to go there physically for some time

    I often go there mentally.

Yes, I imagine myself sitting out on a huge rock

   watching the ocean waves crash and thunder.

I hear the sound of the surf and the cry of the sea gull.

I feel the warmth of the sun on my skin.

On my beloved rocks I have written pages and pages in journals

    and read many books.

It’s my quiet place

   the place where I sense His Presence so vividly.

I remember times of wrestling with decisions

   praying for hours

   and discovering what I’ve needed to do.

There have been times when I’ve just needed to sink into His Peace

   and there on my beloved rocks I have known

       what is sometimes difficult to know in the everydayness of life.

His Love is Forever

No matter what you have ever done

   He loves you and longs for you to understand this.

Do you have a place

   A simple place where you can go to

      to be refreshed?

It’s so important to have times of refreshment and renewal

  to prevent burnout and the stress  of the hurried life.

If I close my eyes I can see the ocean and feel the wind on my face.

   Although miles away from my rocks

     I can place myself there.

It is amazing how much a few minutes of visualizing myself there on the rocky coast

    of Maine renews my spirits.

In just a short time I find myself more a peace

      more focused

        with a greater awareness of my purpose in life.

Life itself can wear one down so it’s vital that we take steps to counter this.

Go to your quiet place.

Discover where you sense Peace

   and frequently go there to be renewed.

No matter how many times I visit my beloved rocks

   I’m never disappointed.

Find your place

   put on the music

   spread the blankets

    sip the iced tea

      and simply be.

‘Be still and know that I am God. Psalms 45:10




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