What if you just rested?
What if you closed the computer and powered down the phone? What if you turned off the music or the podcast or the great preacher on TV? What if you put away the iPad and hid the remote control?
What if you didn’t post, tweet, share, favorite, comment, like, or link up?
What if you exchanged the noise out, noise in, for quiet? More of Him?
What if you just stopped?
What if you laughed over little boys in backyard buckets or ran wild through the sprinklers?
What if you walked with family in a place with no wires and looked for signs that Yahweh is looking for you?
What if you stepped outside to capture the day’s last light and marvel slow over heaven’s masterpiece?
Would the world whiz on without you? Would the busy buzz on beyond you? Would you be lost, passed up, or forgotten?
Would you miss out on God’s best because you chose to rest?
Or would you find new life, new meaning, a new way of connecting over jigsaw puzzles and white lacquered dominoes?
Would you discover that you can actually find refreshment for your soul without refreshing your browser? That you can hear the message your heart needs without receiving another text?
Would you uncover that you’re not overlooked or left out when you unplug your devices, but that you’re actually seen and known best when you plug into relationship? Plug into living present?
Your blog and Facebook, Twitter feed and Pinterest board all serve a purpose. But do they sometimes keep you from living life on purpose? Do the voices there sometimes drown out the Voice you need to hear in here?
What if doing more wasn’t the answer? What if being still was.
What if your longing for the bigger picture, the larger story, could be fulfilled by slowing down enough to notice the smallest of creation?
What if it’s in the still and quiet, unproductive rest that actually you gain the wisdom to see, gain the strength to believe, gain the power to power it all back up for a greater purpose?
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