Monday, August 20, 2012

Do Nothing

Hello Beautiful

The batteries are running low.  I look down at my iPad and the power has been drained more than normal.  I charged it last night; just as every other night.  The same is true of my cell phone.  There is nothing wrong with them.  The batteries aren’t dying, the chargers are working, and the charge time is sufficient.  They have both been used more than usual.

I am quite tethered to my mobile devices.  So it is no surprise that a thermometer reading of my life may be gleaned from them.  I am in a season of life where my batteries are low.  But it is in these hours of recovery that our comprehension of God is expanded and we are made stronger.  The kinetic energy of our humanity is paused and we are forced to plug-in.  The weeks of driving around, late night builds, long office hours, and continuous outpour are over.  The busyness has come to an end.

Enter in a season of rest, reading, and some good old fashioned couch time.  I crushed a season of a new show on Netflix while simultaneously returning to my Francis Chan book.  This afternoon I beat the the daylights out of my drum set as I complained to God in healthy worship.  Last night I laid awake dreaming; allowing God to recharge my mind with visions of new websites, photos, and set designs.

There are times we are to do nothing because we have nothing left to give.  We have all approached the theoretical state of absolute zero: the idea that matter can reach such an inert state of energy that its temperature reads nothing.  Yet physics states that energy will always flow.  We will always be charged back up.  We simply need to wait, rest, and listen.

So for now I drench myself in the silence that is between battles.  Stop and listen to the rain fall.  Allow God to speak Love and dreams and creation and hope and healing and restoration into your heart.  Clean the house and catch up with friends.  Evaluate your life.  For perhaps not tomorrow, but maybe the next day, we go to battle again.  And it will be even greater.  But you will be stronger.  You are a fierce creation.  You are beautiful.

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