Sunday, July 28, 2013

Spending time with my friend~

And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend... Exodus 33:11 (a)

It's been a while since I've blogged, and may be a while again.  I'm posting today in response to many lovely e mails and messages from people who are checking in to be sure all is well in my world.  It is.  We went on vacation in the beginning of July and that week away from all things electronic and social media felt right and good enough to inspire me to keep that part of vacation going for a while longer.  How much longer, I don't know. 

I haven't received some word of knowledge from the Lord that blogging, Facebook or Twitter are somehow wrong.  And for those of you who read my earlier post about Paula Deen, no, I'm not angry and giving the world the silent treatment :)  I don't think other people should shut down their blogs and electronic communication.  I'm not taking a stand.

I'm spending my days doing much of what I always have; going to work and enjoying my home & family.  I'm listening to the same old swing music on Saturday mornings while I do housework, trying to eat clean and looking for inspiration to eat skinny.  I'm being purposeful by inserting more time with the Lord into my day where, just maybe, there had been a bit too much computer time.  I'm dead-heading petunias in the evenings and drinking coffee on the back porch in the mornings,  savoring every fresh air moment before the snow flies.  Today I think I'll make banana bread and the Mr. is grilling hamburgers later, maybe a fire on the patio this evening?  Perfect Up North weather for it.

The long and short of it is, I am spending my time being friends with God.  I've been guilty of using blogs and FB as a conduit to express my relationship with Him when what my soul has truly needed was quiet and personal moments.  When I think of my friends,  my heart is full with their presence.  I don't need to think of ways to explain my devotion or their wonderfulness in a blog or FB post, they pour out their love on me and I am better for it.  So it is, right now, for my friendship with God.  I am finding Him in face to face moments and learning to lean into the wind of His presence.  I am not anchored to my own understanding nor am I drifting in confusion.  I am learning to sail, the course is the will of my Friend.