I am a slowpoke.
Not because I’m lazy, though I do have my moments, but because noticing beauty takes time.
When I’m whizzing around getting everything done I miss the beauty God sprinkles along my path. I get all tense and barren. And those dread messages of “not enough” hound my every hurried step.
This morning I was supposed to get through four chapters according to my Bible reading chart. So far I’ve managed 2 verses.
Two cups of tea and 2 verses.
I’ve been reading chronologically through the Old Testament since September. Fascinating to see the story in real time- beginning at the Beginning and reading Job right after the debacle of the Tower of Babel. David’s disasters and the Psalms he wrote in response to God’s rescue plan.
Why haven’t I done this before?
But how can I whisk through poetry? How dare I miss the beauty?
And so I’m not sure I’ll reach the end of the story by the end of my should. And I’m not sure I should.
Maybe what I should do is go at my own pace. A laconic stroll through wisdom… drinking in every sip… swallowing truth I need to know… writing words about what I want to be… because of what He’s done for me.
A slow poke.
I dare not let my self-imposed should’s and ought to’s and supposed to’s make me miss the beauty.
From my heart,
P.S. And you? Have you latched on to a plan for your time in the Word this year? Are you getting up a little earlier to open wisdom and let God sprinkle it into your heart and mind?
I’d love to hear what you’re doing and why. Whether you’re zipping through to get the Big Picture (a wise way to go for sure!) or going slow or maybe a little of both.
P.S.S. And moms-of-little-ones how are you doing it?
- January 9, 2013