I am just one small person. A tiny drop of water in a surrounding ocean. Sometimes, life feels big. Sometimes I feel big. Bigger than I should, life may feel or even be bigger than we should allow it to be.
There was just a small sparrow bathing and fluttering about at the top of the Terrace Fountain and I feel big. The birds are not trying to accomplish more or be greater than others. They just do what they were created to do.
The thought on my heart lately has been to make life smaller. There are certain things that means and certain things it doesn't. My goal on my retreat day is to hear some specifics from the Lord about what that means to me, what He is impressing on me in this.
A few practical things I already know:
* reduce the number of blogs I read - I've already done this one and cut back to just a small number of blogs I read daily
* use my time more efficiently
* be very careful about outside commitments
* back to basics: home, family, study time, Bible memory
* reduce distractions
Specifics on the above are what I'm praying about and listening for today. To be continued tomorrow...