I'm snowed in. Visiting my son and his family near Reno, Nevada and we are experiencing the heaviest storm they have had in years. The area has been declared a state of emergency. It just keeps snowing and snowing. I tried to catch my flight out on Friday but it was cancelled... as were the next three that they booked me on.
No problem. More time to hang out, enjoy kids, and really have next to nothing that I can or need to do. Undoubtedly I needed it!
It's a wonderful thing to completely unplug from everyday life and just be with others, play games, take a walk in the snow (if I'm up to it), and watching the kids create the largest snowman I've ever seen.
It has provided me with a bit of perspective...
I have many projects that I would be working on if I was home: upcoming house church conference, a couple of couples who are church planting, end-of-year bookkeeping that needs to be done, etc, etc.
But I don't want to back to a life that is just about doing and projects. I desire that elusive kingdom/organic life. I don't know all that it means, but I am aware that Kingdom life, God-at-work organic life is seeded by prayer. The soil in which God works is not prepared by my efforts, my planning, my going, my doing, my thinking, my flailing... it's prepared for the activity of God through prayer. Just prayer. Period.
I'm not going to take the time to even elaborate more on this. I'm not in a "working mode" after all. I'm just leaving myself this note... I want to rest this year in the power of the Kingdom; I want to be working where the Kingdom is breaking forth; I want to operate in the life and strength of Kingdom life... I want to re-learn prayer... the simple conversations with the Father that draw me into HIS life.
Let it be!