When we scroll through social media these days or listen to people in our surrounding social groups, we realize that most perfect ideal vacations are extravagance. It’s, let’s go big or go home! But not me! A trip to a nice quiet lake is my ideal vacation. With serenity all around you. The house may be full of laughter and children screaming. There may be people moving all around me but something about looking over that rippling water with the sun either coming up or going down just calms me. And I’m grateful! I’m grateful because He created all this for me. So I could find peace and stillness in Him.
[ The Beginning ] In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. …
He says, “Bestill, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
I can find that calmness in many places without even going anywhere. Can that be called mini-vacations? Simply sitting on my porch and watching the butterflies flutter calms me. A nice serene ride down a mountain path, following a gently flowing stream also takes me there. And I think, “God is so Good”.
We live in such a busy, hustle and bustle world that we need time to just be still but do most take that time? We don’t need to go big or go home, in fact we need to go simple. Take the time to be still and just draw Him in.
Take a vacation that is focused on being still and seeking Him. You might just choose to let that be your perfect ideal vacation.
Lord, I’m grateful! For me I see you most in the ripples. In the ripples of the water and in the ripples of my life. You provide and you make beautiful. Amen!
3 thoughts on “Vacation”
“Simply sitting on my porch and watching the butterflies flutter calms me.”<—Me too!
Psalm 46:10 Writing this one down for an at home reminder/bookmark now…
He says, “Bestill, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”<—This is one to remember and re-read. I appreciate your talk about the lake. We went to Lake Travis in Austin, TX a few weeks back. I'd been there long ago, but I was only lakeside. This time we were on the lake in a boat, with family to have fun. I enjoyed it more than I thought we would. It was special because of the serenity, depth of water, and sunshine. I appreciate your perspective. I enjoyed reading your blog today, JKC from FMF
Awe, thanks! To find Him in our surrounding, in His nature, is my favorite place to meet up with Him. So glad you were able to enjoy the serenity of being on the water. Thanks for your encouragement this morning.
I’m totally with you. A vacation that affords me extra time for solitude and chances to meet with my Savior is the best vacation! I do not need a vacation that leaves me feeling drained and depleted – physically, mentally and spiritually!