Happy Tuesday everyone! I was reading on Christian Women Online over the weekend and came across something new they are doing called, "Get Inspired on Fridays, Join Us on Tuesdays". So any Christian women who are reading and might be interested in this, you can simply click on the above link and it will take you to Christian Women Online, where a more indepth explanation is given for what this is!
The basic idea is that a quote will be posted on Friday and if interested, you are encouraged to jot down your ideas about the quote on your blog. So here goes:
- Audrey Giorgi
As I wrote the other day on the NorthVus blog, I've been in a time period lately which has had me being in a "cave". This is another reason why this quote caught my eye. When you go into a "cave" period of time, you have no choice but to "visit yourself". It's the only way you are able to find out why you are where you are. Being in a "cave" forces you to examine who you are deep down inside...examine what God's speaking to your heart and to find out what's truly driving you and everything that's going on.
I think this quote speaks a lot of importance. I've learned a lot about myself during those times when I "take a break and visit myself"! It's important to know who you are and to make sure you are strong in all aspects of your life and taking that break is really an essential way of doing that. I don't do it often enough and it's usually as a result that I end up being in that "cave"...because I've stretched myself so thin and worked myself to the brink...I end up being at my weakest physically, emotionally and spiritually. It's truly by God's grace that he allows me the opportunity to find the "cave"...that place which I go to and which allows me the time to regain my strength, feel Christ's peace and love, reflect and find clarity in where I am at that time.
I pray that I'll learn to "take the break and find myself" more often and that hopefully I'll visit the "caves" less often, but I'm grateful that the "caves" are there and that it's okay to find them and crawl inside them when you need to...no need to feel ashamed, but instead feel blessed and take advantage of what your learn during those times. The one thing I do know...when I do "visit myself", so does He and I come out with a strengthened sense of faith, peace and His love...that in itself should be the ultimate incentive to do this more often!