Busy

Life gets busy sometimes.

The more I thought about the word “busy”, the more intrigued I became with its actual definition. So I looked it up. “Not at leisure, otherwise engaged, full of or characterized by activity, attentively engaged in work or a pastime”.

Otherwise engaged. So true.

For me, it’s been a month since my vacation ended, the students we’ve been preparing for at school are coming back this week in full force, we’ve had transitions at work with interviews for new employees, I had a pretty hideous leak under my kitchen sink, a speaking engagement and now I’ve got some kind of summer cold. Otherwise engaged in a whole bunch of things.

And sometimes too busy to stop and think about trying to see God in all of it.

I came across this short little poem the other day. Short enough that maybe I should memorize it to remind myself to slow down. To not hurry through the “busy-ness”.

I will not hurry through this day!
Lord, I will listen by the way,
To humming bees and singing birds,
To speaking trees and friendly words:
And for the moments in between
See glimpses of Thy great Unseen.

I will not hurry through this day;
I will take time to think and pray;
I will look up into the sky,
Where fleecy clouds and swallows fly;
And somewhere in the day, maybe
I will catch whispers, Lord, from Thee!

Ralph Spaulding Cushman

I want to see God today, in whatever He places in my path, in the midst of commute, or work, or conversations. I want to remember to just slow down and sense His presence.

I will not hurry through this day!

Consider the lilies, how they grow; they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27.

For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:20 (NLT)

Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. Kings 19:11-12

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