It’s good to “be” around people who are not stagnant. Even here in cyberspace. Great to read about the movement in and around you.
Something in your expressions lead me to a comparison between Psalm 23:2b where “He leads me beside the still waters” and Rev 22:1 where He is showing us a “pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.”
I became intrigued with these verses this morning, and I need to study them more. But what grabs me just from glancing at them is that the rest we experience sometimes is indeed still compared to the kind of rest He is bringing us towards through this still kind of rest. The rest in the Psalm seems to be calming, restorative, comforting, encouraging and revelatory. The rest in Revelation seems to be involving forward motion, clarity, process/progress. Could it be that one is a precursor to the other? Some things in our inner selves must soak in some still waters before our spiritual muscles are ready for a white water rafting trip, which can also be very rejuvenating and relaxing but in a much different way.
I pray you both.
After I quit my private practice last year in order to devote myself entirely to a different type of ministry, I thought it would happen instantly. Instead He lead me to some still waters and I have been on a Sabbatical ever since. I was not as aware as He was that I have been running in high gear for decades. I needed to calm down, reassess, etc.
So now I am coming out of this time and seeking where I belong. Patti and I met with Michael and Kathy Hindes last fall just to get to know them and explore what they are doing with the racers. I was thoroughly thrilled to hear that AIM takes such care to give their people a chance to process, be mentored, heal, etc…I may join the HIndes’s on one of their trips and see what comes of it. My passions are: bringing Life to people through God’s Word through the spoken word, writing, and walking with people through their inner healing journeys. I’m also contemplating seminary. So many things about it attract me and so many I’m not so sure about.
I have gotten to know you guys a bit through Patti’s journey with you and have come to respect the purpose and the dedication to God I am witnessing here. After all, what good is it to serve people if we are not ministering to God with our own souls and minds.
All that to say, may be this is a place for me to pour out in some form…
Words of wisdom are welcome:)