Every year leading up to my daughter Emily’s birthday, I start to crumble. And every year I forget that I do this. A little over a week ago, I was to the point that I had to walk away from everything here and dig my way back out.
Rather than staying home while my husband and son went mountain climbing, our entire family jumped in the van and headed to the mountains. On my way out the door, I scheduled the link up, and left all my electronics behind.
I adore my readers. I love the interaction that takes place here on Raising Arrows. I update my Facebook status and other social media accounts for my readers’ benefit. I recently upgraded my email service for my readers’ benefit. I strive to offer a blog that serves the Lord and serves people. But, sometimes I need to do a disappearing act.
I needed to quiet my heart and humble myself before the Lord. I needed to just sit with my emotions, feel them, and move forward. I needed to stop talking and start listening. No more getting lost in my day.
You can’t hide amidst the noise of your day when your normal day is hundreds of miles away.
Today, I am reappearing! There is so much I want to share with you about where the Lord is leading me! I promise to speak slowly and try very hard not to add to the noise of YOUR outside life.
And if ever YOU need to do a disappearing act, do it! Shut off the outside world and start listening to the Lord. Put your normal routine on hold and be still for a change. Empty yourself before the Lord and be filled!