I’ve been catching up on reading one of my favorite blogs. While the writer and I really don’t have a lot in common on a spiritual level, he said something in a recent post that said it all for me.
“When you’re getting your nourishment from the Source, that other crap doesn’t matter. It just doesn’t.”
He was speaking in the context of having spent a soul nourishing day in the wilderness of New Mexico where the Rio Grande and Red River come together. After returning to their old adobe rental in Taos, he and his wife spent the rest of the day taking in the “indescrible” and “intoxicating” air and sunlight. Returning inside to sit at his computer out of habit, he realized that reading blogs and writing, one of his favorite things, just didn’t matter at that point for he felt he had communed with “the Source.”
Who other than God? I’ve felt the pull lately to return to His side. I always have the tendency to get so wrapped up in my activities and hobbies, painting the house, going to meetings, quilting, watching TV, creating a vegetable garden out of nothing, that I put aside studying the Word and communing with the Source of all life, joy and peace. I was going to play hooky from church for the 3rd week in a row on Sunday, but felt the pull to go, to hear what was going to be said. The message was about intimacy with Christ. That voice saying ever so gently, “Come back. I’ve missed you.” Now, I haven’t completely gone sideways. I still pray a lot – A LOT. And prayers are answered. My son was given a passing grade in a class he felt sure he had failed. So he gets the credit hours and his GPA is still good enough for scholarships. The nephew who made some bad choices in his teenage years has turned his life around lately, but was still facing permanent felony charges. The judge dismissed them out of the blue! His attorney said that NEVER happens. Answered prayers. He is faithful even when we’re not.
So, its time to slow down and rearrange some priorities. I will still enjoy reading John’s blog – his photography of his New Mexico surroundings is incredible – and I’ll pray that he’ll get “nourishment from the Source” more often. Thanks for the reminder.
Keep it simple.