Sweet friends, I’m not done sharing my story from this summer but for now I am trying to make it through my last two weeks of school. (Sherry I know you’re just eager to hear more of my story 😉 )
I am working on a project for my Engagements class, a Lipscomb general credit class, about Creativity in Work, Wonder, and Worship. For the project, I wrote out a mindful meditation and reflecting while in that calm state. I invite you all to read this and meditate over the words I’ve written. It may be just something that I needed to preach to myself more than anything but I hope it is beneficial to you all as well. Grace and peace be with you always.
Try to still your mind. Picture yourself in front of a calm lake, whether it’s a lake you’ve visited, a lake you’ve fantasized about, or you can look at this picture of a lake. It is still and tranquil which is where your thoughts should be. Many think of reflection as processing words and events that have happened to them but think of this reflection as seeing what’s in front of you for what it is. Imagine that you are holding a stone and you skip it across the lake. It creates these ripples and then plops out of sight into the lake. You are the lake and events that happen in your life are the stone. It does cause ripples in your life, making you perceive reflection differently but remember that the stone will soon be out of sight and sink to the bottom. Imagine all your stress, the worries of your life, sinking… to the bottom… of the lake. The stone will only disrupt your life for a moment but in a moment it is out of sight and you can be calm again. A lake can not predict the effects the forces of nature will have on it. Winds may blow viciously, fish jump out of it happily, but eventually the lake will be calm again. Although you cannot predict the forces of nature in your life, God is your constant. He is your reminder than your life will be calm again.
Mightier than the thunders of many waters,
mightier than the waves of the sea,
the Lord on high is mighty! (Psalms 93:4)