Thursday, March 26, 2015
Break: Five Minute Friday
We then take five minutes to visit those other posts and leave feedback, and that is the #fmfparty community I've joined this year. What a blessing and encouragement!
Here is this week's link-up.
It's spring break.
I needed a break, and I took one. I just returned from visiting family 400 miles away. I took our minivan and three girls across the state line to Grandpa and Grandma's house. It had been four months. That was too long, and yet there wasn't any way to go sooner.
Still, I've been restless. I had lots of breaks and the restlessness never completely left. Do you know what really needed to break? Me.
I needed to break down and realize that I am never enough to fill up my emptiness and yet to take the time to stop, get off the dizzy cycle and take the time it needs to press in and be filled-that was the break I needed.
Face-break, not checking Instagram, not seeking affirmation in the virtual world, but stopping and turning the rustling pages of ancient words that are still alive and life-breathing.
To stop, inhale, and appreciate the very breath I've been given-that is the break I needed.
Today I did it. I took a break and fervently asked for that sweet Holy Spirit to come in and fill and overwhelm and overflow that empty heart of mine. And? He did.
My day was the same as it would have been, but within my heart was a peace and contentment that I needed to revisit and revive me.
Are your songs lacking substance? The words hollow and empty? Perhaps you, too, need a break. Stop the rush, stop the busy, stop the texts and notifications and sneak off quietly and take a break and let the water rush over you and flow into you and through you and then you can pour life out to those other thirsting souls you are connected to!
God longs to fill us-to give us a "break". Come to me, all you who are weary and I will give you rest.