I am aware, I need to hear and read more of God. I know I need it, I know I want to grow in God’s wisdom, and I know this is what God wants and I know it is part of my ongoing life of spiritual growth and my lifelong student needs.
So, today, I started reading a book which has been sat collecting dust for months, by an author I really enjoy reading – Carolyn Custis James. Her book ‘When Life and Beliefs Collide’ – was ‘wow’! I enjoyed and learned so much from that book, about women, about dealing with hardship and suffering, about the wrong beliefs of women’s roles within marriage, church, society etc.
So, I bought ‘Lost Women Of The Bible’…….and it has not yet been read.
But, I am reading it. And I have only read 40 pages – and I love it already! She is a smart woman. I like that. I went outside….decided the pool was ‘just’ warm enough to get in, put on some sunscreen and went in the pool. Did some swimming, some exercise, lay on the sun lounger and read 40 pages of the book.
Wow, that is probably the most self care and mindfulness, I have had in the last few months.
And….it felt good. So no excuse to not get myself in the pool, relax outside, read, do some exercise…..every day….and do some positive and needed stuff, and have more God in my life……………….oh and get a tan 🙂
I also know all the sermons at the church I last attended – where I know I heard from God – are downloadable, and I see are now on video to watch too. So, I am going to start watching/listening to them.
And pray that I stick at this.
And stop being overly concerned about everyone else’s spiritual life/growth/issues and concentrate on my own.