Enter the gates with thanksgiving and courts with praise.
~ Psalm 100:4
I have just completed a "mini-sabbatical" for myself away from writing the last two days. I love writing. For me it is often a spiritual and sacred practice, but even on a pilgrimage, taking time to rest is important.
As I take time out to think about a new week, a trip we will be taking to go be with family and meet our new granddaughter over Thanksgiving, as well as the beginning of Advent, I need to pause.
I often have to remind myself that our spiritual journey is meant to be easy. Sometimes when life's circumstances seem to overwhelm, or the journey becomes difficult, our spiritual self must also rest.
Like our minds, our spiritual self can become restless. Seeking a divine presence sometimes has to take a conscious effort, and isn't always revealed easily. Faith is meant to be easy, but I must admit, sometimes I over-think it!
If we spend a few moments each day being with God, our over-thinking, and all the things that seem to distract us will slowly fade away.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.