As we begin to find a new normal, the swirling of the busy lives that we were forced to lay down last year, seem to be sweeping right back in. The refocusing and reorienting that we felt so called to last spring seems to have been lost in the zoom calls and phone screens.
Why is it that the busy always finds us?
Mid-spring last year, I felt the nudge to savor the moments. Noticing the boys laughing and playing like when they were small. Savoring the time over board games, praying for our world and making memories with my peeps.
As our presence was less demanded on, we could savor His Presence more.
Now the “new normal” we had hoped for is returning. The calendar is quickly filling and the house is empty more often, as everyone runs to fulfill obligations.
In our scattering and re-engaging, how will we keep savoring?
Watering the salsa garden early in the morning, watching as the soil soaks in the moisture, I am reminded how savoring and soaking require stillness. Frantic schedules leave us empty and weary, we know that. When our presence is cast about in pieces, we feel it. Fragmented and empty.
But when we purpose to pause and allow His Presence to soak, like Living Water, into our soul, we are replenished. In the savoring we find refreshment and filling.
Savoring takes time. It takes desire. And it gives refreshment.
To savor the Savior and allow Him to refresh me, I must be intentional to hold space for myself with Him. He’s available, am I?
As these calendar squares fill up, I’m taking the lesson from the garden into my day. I water the tomatoes, and ask Him to replenish my soul. I purpose to pause and truly savor the Presence of the only One who can refill what the busyness depletes.
How will you purpose to savor the Savior today?