The soothing sound of soft winds blowing on a sunny blue skied day, (especially in Florida), bring such peace. As I am hear visiting my son, and I must say, it’s quite strange to think Christmas is in only five short days, and I am outside in 78 degree, blue skied days, full of soft soothing winds. My mind feels like it’s playing games! Adapting – takes time I suppose. When I get back home to Chicago next week, we will have wintery grey skies, possible snow and lots of cold – (with no complaints from me – I enjoy the 20-35 degree weather)!
It’s just a bit more challenging in the deep of the Midwest winters to go outside and listen to the wind and clouds, it’s much to frigid at times to enjoy the blue skies – or not so blue many times; that’s what is so special about going away for a period of time, where the climate is different.
The other day while enjoying the JAX Beach, it brought me to a total relaxed state. (haven’t had that in a l.o.n.g. time, sad to say). Something about the vastness of the ocean, and the beautiful white sand, with no shoes that bring such ease and peace. It’s truly the most serene place for me personally. I can lay on the beach and be content just sitting there, hours at a time. My mind rests and reflects best on the beach. The swoosh of the waves, the simplicity of watching kids play making sandcastles, sweet couples, old and young, holding hands while walking along the water; There is no place else that brings such relaxation and true enjoyment with sweet reflection of life.
The goodness of God. He told the waters where to stop – have you ever wondered that ? That spot at each beach should just flow further and further onto land. But it doesn’t. Unless a storm rages – (yet even then, the water can only go so far). Because God speaks.
Just as He spoke 2000+ years ago, he speaks now. God speaks these words into YOUR life, hat means you can speak these words into your life as well…. His command makes a demand on a situation! You do the same! Today! Do you need peace? healing? joy ? hope?
Where is that place of solitude you need to go to today? Run to the Father. Talk to him, cry out to him with your deepest need. He may need to work in and through you, just as he has done with me, MANY times. Taste and SEE the Lord IS good!
I hope that as you end this 2017 year, your goal and hope for 2018 will be the wonderful attributes that He has in store for you. You just need to find that quiet place – be it your own backyard, the car, or shower – somewhere where you can settle your mind – and speak to God clearly, and wait for his wonderful assurance – he will give you your hearts desire as you line up your life and thoughts with His words!
Merry Christmas to you – enjoy, relax – don’t go over crazy with stuff, but simplify as much as possible to see your family – be attentive to their lives. Love wins – every time! May the soft sounds of the wind and waves ease your mind today! ~ love you guys and gals!