So many things happening with the huge earthquake and devastating tsunamis, the storms hold upon the Midwest, …. many things to consider.
This is planning time, and reflective for most people here in the States. I don’t know if it is for other cultures, particularly, but I know I will review the past year and look into the coming one; try to track a schedule of goals and assess my general direction. Probably I will continue to try and shake off the negatives and the draining concern about “how other people act”. That has been my track for a couple years now, but I don’t know if I am less a person for creating those barriers that enable me to move forward more directly. Probably this is what I will think about and blog about for the coming week.
I was reading in Isaiah last night. It caused me to consider whether I am responding more to God or more to the cosmos. I believe the midwinter of the year is time to quiet oneself with the quiet of the season… to pray and try to hear God’s voice more clearly. We don’t know how He will chose to communicate with us…whether through the voice of someone close, through a zoe from his scriptures, or a still impression upon our heart’s mind.
The only way to find out is to get quiet and wait expectantly. This part of the year can be conducive to that, but any time we carve out will work.
The preparation depends upon us. The way it all works out depends on God.