I love the imagery of God leading me by the water. I come back to that theme and imagery repeatedly. Perhaps it is because I grew up in MN—where water abounds. The land of sky blue waters. Perhaps it is because we as humans are what is it 75% water? Perhaps it is because I lived an hour drive from the ocean for many years. I find it so easy to be still and wait for God when I am near the water.
But I reside in the desert. However there are places where I find water. The above photo was taken on the campus of my husband’s college alma mater. We spent many hours walking the campus over the years. When I spend time in the middle of my day speaking with God and listening to Him, He gives me repose.
I have found, once again, that spending time (in person, on the phone, or electronically) with a supportive friend, I am also given repose. Albeit a different kind of repose, but still oh so restorative. I get so wrapped up some days in my ‘things to do list’ that I neglect my time for restoration. But I can only push that just so long. Then God reminds me. Oh He reminds me in my heart in ways that I cannot overlook or miss. Today He reminded me. Time to sit down, put my feet up on the couch, and pray. Blessings to you.