Monday, October 29, 2012

The Perfect Storm

The storm outside brewing, they name her. They have been watching her for over a week or more. Out there in the ocean churning, and gathering strength and speed. And I wonder....did she finally find the source of her strength? Has she finally discovered that it goes way beyond weather patterns and cold fronts and warm fronts and wind gusts? That all of this is beyond our control.

There is a different storm brewing inside me, but, one that churns just the same. Life goes by so quickly and sometimes it's as if I can't catch my breath. How do I slow it down? How do I squeeze everything I possibly can out of this one life? How do I live my best life, right here....right now?

"Time's a relentless river, it rages on and its a respecter of no one. And this, this is the only way to slow time: when I fully enter times swift current, enter into the current moment with the weight of all my attention, I slow the torrent with the weight of me all here." ~Ann Voskamp

Be all the moment. We all have just one life and don't we all just want to live it well? To make a difference? To see the bigger picture? To connect to our source and our strength?

"This is where God is. In the present. I AM- His very name. I want to take shoes off. I am, so full of the weight of the present, that time's river slows to a still...and God himself is timeless. This is a supreme gift, time, God Himself framed in the moment. I hardly breathe....and time is only of the essence, because time is the essence of God, I Am. This I need to consecrate: time.

When I am present, I meet I Am, the very presence of a present God. In His embrace, time loses all sense of speed and stress and space and stands so still and ....holy.

I am a hunter of beauty and I move slow and keep the eyes wide, every fiber of every muscle sensing all wonder and this is the thrill of the hunt.

I hunger to taste life.

To taste God. " Ann Voskamp- One Thousand Gifts

Dayspring provided me with a copy of One Thousand Gift's Photo Gift Book and the God in the Moment Perpetual Calendar for this review. All opinions are my own. If you have had the opportunity to read One Thousand Gift by Ann Voskamp...this would make a wonderful addition to your collection.

Today, as we are stuck inside because of the "perfect storm" that is brewing...I am thankful for times to just sit and be still in the presence of our Almighty God. Praying that all involved stay safe.