Saturday, February 16, 2013

IF we never slow down...

If we never slow down we may never be able to hear God calling to us to come deeper. We may never enjoy loneliness where Christ becomes our all. Business can keep us from being effective.

In Turkey things moves at a much slower pace, I have gained wisdom from this culture in this, even if it has at times come painstakingly. Oh my sweet country America, you too could learn from Turkey in this.

Today dear friends hold still a bit longer, know that achieving tasks is not always the end result.
When we fill all our empty times so we never feel uncomfortable or alone we end up missing out on true inner peace and life. 

Is there something you could/should take off your schedule for this season? 
Do you ever feel lonely or isolated? Do you run from it, try to change it or embrace it?

From my west corner to your corners,

"A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body..." Prov. 14:30

"For he himself is our peace." Eph. 2:14


Leah said...

Becky, how I can relate to this post! In the US I was one of the busiest...hearing my schedule made others' heads spin. You can imagine how difficult it was for me to adjust to the drastic change of pace here in Africa. However, now I find myself loving it and actually dreading returning to the craziness of America...which leads to feeling confused and even guilty. I guess it is all part of the journey. If you have any words of wisdom to share from your experiences I would appreciate them!

Betsy de Cruz said...

This is just what I need to hear after a super busy weekend. I woke up feeling so tired I wanted to go back to bed. So rest is on my agenda for the afternoon and evening. (I've become Turkish enough that "rest" can include an old friend dropping by after work for borek I BOUGHT instead of making!!!) I need to embrace the slow life for a few days.

Anonymous said...

Do I ever feel lonely or isolated? Absolutely, more recently than ever as the only American woman in our city. My advice to people going overseas is always to learn to rely on Christ for your fellowship.

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