When was the last time you took a break and went to a quiet place to enjoy nature, to enjoy God’s creation and to allow yourself to just rest in Him? To unwind from the day and to get refreshed and reminded of the plans and purposes for this year. Yes, we are halfway through the year and if you are anything like many of us, it probably hasn’t turned out anything like you planned. For some of you that may be a good thing, but for the majority of you that may have seemed to be a bad thing. But I want to remind you that the promises of God are yes and amen and if he promised you something at the start of the year or gave you a vision, then don’t let go of it, don’t drop the ball and get caught up in a merry-go-round of chaos. He is faithful to what he promised and you can trust him, but maybe it is time you took some time out to spend with him to get back on course. However, for some of you, just me saying that, may have brought up all sorts of thoughts like, how does she think I can go somewhere, we can’t go anywhere, or does she realise how busy I am? It is not about adding something else to your list, it is about spending time with your Father, who wants to remind you where you are going, refresh and restore you. He doesn’t want you to get to the end of the year burnout and any moment spent with God will never be wasted. And it's not about where you go, it is about who is there with you. So, for all I care you could go to your local stormwater “creek” and spend time with him there. It reminds me of when I was young and we would have a picnic lunch at the tip (well sort of recycling centre/tip) and we thought it was so much fun. It was not about where, but about who was there. He’s inviting you to come away with him. The nation may be in lockdown, but God is not.
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Indi Leigh is a qualified and registered Christian Counsellor, with a passion to see people realise there is HOPE, that everyone is special, unique and important.