A Do-Nothing Time — 19 Comments

  1. What a sweet post. I tend to be more task-oriented as I have gotten older, but some of the sweetest moments with both family and the Lord are those times with no agenda but being together and enjoying the fellowship.

    • I understand being task-oriented – if I wasn’t, I would never get out of bed! But I love it when He surprises me in un-anticipated moments! Shalom, Barbara! ~ Maryleigh

  2. I needed this reminder right now at this very minute! I don’t “do nothing” well. There is always something I am thinking to myself I need to do. In fact, RIGHT BEFORE I sat down to tend to some blog stuff, I had texted my daughter and told her “I think I’m going to allow myself to sit and read.” I no sooner hit the send button and then I realized I hadn’t posted this week’s blog post on social media and here I sit… But God had a Divine appointment for me right here with you. Because even before I realized I hadn’t done what I needed to with my blog post, before I would allow myself to read I was thinking, well I need to do my Bible reading first. And although this is indeed the best way to spend time, being a Pastor’s wife and women’s ministry leader, I am doing all the ministry things, but not having time just to relax and read a book, which is also important to do. It’s also important for me to “just sit with the Lord” as you described.

    Thanks so much for this post and for encouraging me to take part in more do-nothing moments.

    • Praying, Karen, we both find the do-nothing moments where God meets us and those God leaves us!Trying to find those moments today! ~ Maryleigh

    • I’m trying to teach myself to be intentional – not muscle memory but maybe soul memory? I’m a slow learner – so by the time I’m 100 I hope to have this nailed down! Praying we both find those moments this week! ~ Maryleigh

    • Praying, Christine, that you find much refreshing and blessing in the do-nothing moments this weekend! Thanks for coming by! ~ Maryleigh

  3. “Nothing moments are full of possibilities, of priceless blessing” – love this line. I also “need to find those do-nothing opportunities He provides” with Him. Great post, thank you for this reminder to cherish the do-nothing moments. Your Thinking Room sounds great – i want one of those 🙂

    • My Thinking Room couldn’t be an office – because it doesn’t have a file cabinet – and it couldn’t be a library because I think two walls filled with books are needed to be called a library – so the literalist in me found peace with The Thinking Room! LOL Praying this weekend, you find blessing and refreshing in the do-nothing places! Shalom Wemi! ~ Maryleigh

  4. This post fits right into the word I am considering for next year – empty. You proved to yourself that your do-nothing time was anything but nothing!

    • Empty is never empty if God’s in it! I am looking forward to hearing more about this word for your next year! I love the multi-dimensional way God speaks to us – even the same ideas come out differently, more beautifully, more deeply!

  5. I love “do-nothing” times although I feel guilty about them. But I shouldn’t. As you say, they are valuable! I’ve been more intentional this year with taking Sunday as an “off day” and it helps clear my mind and heart for the new week ahead. Thanks for setting the example.

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