Do you ever have those moments where you sit back, relax, and reflect on what God has done, and is currently doing in your life? I do. Majority of the time, when it happens, it is usually right after waking up first thing in the morning, and my mind is fresh with ideas. I call this my time of reflections. There are other times that it happens right after taking a much needed walk outside on a breezy, summer evening. These walks have helped me to refocus my thoughts and regain a sense of being centered again. I can give myself permission to take note of all of the things that God has created, and feel his presence at the same time. The poem below was written after having a trying day, and me pressing into Jesus for comfort and reflection on the important things in life.
When our focus is on you,
Then our life begins anew.
When we see there is no coincidence,
There is only divine Providence.
When we listen for God’s perfect plan,
Then we’ll know that he is the only Man.
Who can fulfill all our needs,
Have people plant all those seeds.
Work at erasing all those greeds.
They say that the best things in life are free.
I had to think to myself,
“Is this what I believe?”
Stop, focus, and count to three.
But I opened my eyes and then I saw.
He pulled away the layers and he stripped me raw.
I could feel my eyes fill up with tears.
As he bent down low,
And whispered into my ears.
“Have you heard?
Contentment is the secret word.
I AM enough!”
But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
1 Timothy 6:6-12, NIV