Speak God, you're servant is listening

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Jessie Garrick and I went for a swim at Whale Bay yesterday. Yup that's right, in the rain. Was beautiful. No people, no noise, just us and the rain and a couple of brave seagulls. It was so peaceful. And on Sunday afternoon I finally got to spend some quality time with Jase. It hadn't happened in about 3 weeks due to a number of things and seeing one of my love languages is time, I tend to get a bit tetchy and disillusioned if I don't spend proper time with people close to me on a regular basis.

So then it got me thinking, when was the last time I took some time out to be with God... With no people around, no noise, no 'to do' list to think about, no problems to talk about; just being with my best friend. One on one with no distractions.

Even though I'm super busy at the moment, I took time out of my day to be with Jess because I wanted to. Not because I felt obligated to or thought that I should, but because I knew how much we'd both enjoy it.

And that's how it should be with us and God. Not a 'quiet time' because we should, because we think our 'church rep' will suffer if don't or maybe our pastors might ask us how we're doing. No, quality time spent with our Lord because we want to. I challenge you (just like I'm challenging me right about now) to go somewhere just you and Jesus and see what He has to say to you. You just might be pleasantly surprised!

12 comments:

Rhys said...

Inspirational blog- sometimes we need to put the cares of the world aside and spend some time with the only one who is never to busy for us (very relevant to me anyway), I like whale bay to sweet spot.

PaisleyJade said...

Lovely post :)

Rachel Kate said...

thanks guys :) yeah whale bay is one of my favourites aye

arna said...

nice work missy.. I ALWAYS enjoy my dates with you :D

Dr. Lizzle said...

Nice work Rach... oooh whale bay! thats where dan proposed to me *sigh*

Neen said...

Great post Rach. And learning to listen and obey Him when He tugs at your heart to come away - even when there's a million things to do on your 'to do list' sometimes we've got to leave that list and just go.

Rachel Kate said...

thanks arna my spesh :) i always enjoy our dates too! hope ur feeling betta

Rachel Kate said...

true that? i didn't know that Lizzle. good times haha

Rachel Kate said...

mmm so hard to sometimes aye. but worth the all the sacrifice when we do. ah im inspired by u neen

renewal youth said...

feel the love

James said...

Awesome post :) Yus 4 Whale Bay with Jess!

Rachel Kate said...

aww thanks james :) yeah was mean as! she's pretty tough tho, didn't need a wetsuit like me tehe

 
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