Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Old Blue Chair Uncovered

I was reading through some of my archives today. Reflecting on this past year before beginning the next. In 2009 I wrote about Spiritual Exhaustion, Pride, and Strength. I wrote about struggles and praises. I wrote about my life, the good, the bad and the ugly.

I came across one post that made me pause for a moment. What happened to spending time in my Old Blue Chair?

Through this year the Old Blue Chair has moved again. This time it was moved upstairs to be used when my brand new niece was out for a visit. Somehow it never made its way back downstairs to the corner of my room. My sanctuary at home was dismantled and I didn't ever take the time to put it back together.

But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:6

I am not sure why I always let the craziness of life overtake me. But once again it has. My to do list is a mile long, but that never changes. As a mom, there is always another dish to be washed, room to be cleaned, dinner to be cooked. However, I can prioritize my list.

I think that it is time for me to spend some time in the Old Blue Chair.

How are you reenergizing and recharging as you move into 2010?


Baby Mama said...

I always forget too... Francis Chan calls it "spiritual amnesia" in his book Crazy Love and I think that fits me perfectly...but thank God He is so loving and understanding of our frailty. Enjoy your time in the Old Blue Chair!

Cilla said...

I'm reading lots of blogs at the moment that seem to be about spending more time with God. I think I need to make a place too... not sure where yet.

Chele said...

Hi Amy! Long time!! Love this post! I have been actually doing what you talk about for months now and God answered and I am back! :) Happy New Year!