from October 19, 2007
Have You Breathed Today?
The big challenge for us all, though, isn’t necessarily when to schedule vacation time, but how to pause in the midst of the crunch times, and breathe. Rest. Nourish our souls. For some people, Internet devotion sites are wonderful – a few minutes they can do even at work on a daily basis. Others take a segment of time in the morning or evening for prayer and study. Others make a habit of going to the gym, or taking a walk. Different things word for different people.
It’s too easy to say “I’m too busy” to pray, to do devotions, or to take a walk. Yet if we don’t take even a few minutes a day for those things, we end up paying a price later, if not right away. But when we do take the time to breathe – and specifically to breathe in the grace and presence of God, we often find that the day goes better, our stress level is lower, we focus better, and we appreciate life better. What a blessing!