Do you ever stop to smell the roses? Or are you so busy that you barely have time to take in the goodness of God? If you're like most people, you just don't have the time. But realistically speaking, smelling the roses is less about the actual act and more about embracing the journey of life.
A few years back, I heard that the speed of your thoughts matches how quickly you walk through life. If you are someone that suffers with anxiety, you definitely understand this sentiment. What once was supposed to be a beautiful stroll in the park, turns instantly into a space of time where you were only focused on your thoughts. With this type of behavior, you never take the time to embrace the beautiful scenery around you. How many of you find yourselves journeying with God the same way?
Today, choose to shape your relationship with God differently. Learn to embrace and enjoy every single moment.
Song(s) Meditation: Goodness of God by CeCe Winans
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Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
Ways to stop and smell the roses
- Do you keep detailed notes or journals?
Take some time to revisit these entries. You may find yourself worshipping and praising God as you do so.
- When’s the last time you stepped outside of your circumstance and made time to encourage someone else?
Take the time to do so today. You never know who this kind act might help, and how it will be an integral turning point in your journey.
- Meditate on the goodness of God.
To give you a few options, try Psalm 37:7-8 and Psalm 104.
- Turn off the tv, shut down the phone and just wrap yourself in a blanket.
Dwell underneath His mighty wing and experience the God of All comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4- Go outside, take a walk. Take in the sights of God.