I started reading a new book today and couldn't get through the introduction before I had to set it down and get on my knees and talk to God. "It's investing in what really matters, understanding full well that managing life is the tendency but living life is the goal." (Hands Free Life)
One thing I love about NYC is the stopping to wait. In one of the busiest cities in the world with 8.6 million people living in it, there is a lot of stopping and waiting. And I love every second of it.
It's so easy to be busy. It's easy to stay busy. It's easy to be so busy that we don't ever stop and wait. I have been guilty of this many times in my life. Being impatient. Wanting to be doing something, wanting to hurry up and know the plans, make the plans, and implement the plans before stopping to wait on God.
I don't want to just be busy with things to do. I want to be intentional with my time. God has given us this huge opportunity to serve Him in a place our hearts long to be and I don't want to forget to stop and wait. Our mission, our passion, is to share Jesus with others by investing in and loving them. I don't want busyness or impatience or even fear to be a road block for us as we travel this path God has set before us.
I remember when I took this picture, I was thinking how much I love walking the streets of this city and stopping at each intersection and waiting because it gave me a minute to pay attention to what was around me. To notice. To appreciate. To smile. To love. Right where I am.
My prayer today is that I remember to focus more on relationships, starting with my relationship with Jesus. That I will remember to be intentional, encouraging and loving to the people in my life. And that I never get too busy to stop and wait on Him.