Have you ever listened to someone coming out of prison?
They hear things differently. Flowers smell better, fresher. They stop
to feel the wind in their face and hear the birds sing. Food tastes
better than ever. family time is more precious than ever. They embrace a
great conversation with a brother or sister in Christ. Every sense is
heightened with a grateful awareness.
Sometimes it is easy for
me to look at myself as a prisoner and I am not behind bars. If I allow
the craziness of life consume me and fail to stop and listen & look
at the blessings around me, I will miss some pretty incredible stuff.
Most importantly, if I don't stop to listen to my Father, I will miss out on some great wisdom and nuggets for life.
"Listen to me; be silent, and I will teach you wisdom." Job 33:3
Reserving a daily time for God is not just a one time event but a process to be carried throughout the day.
Today, let's stop being a prisoner to busyness and embrace the things,
wisdom, & blessings God has placed around us with gratitude and