I’m a “Cave Dweller”. I love being at home, in my “Cave” while communing with God and His creation.
Quiet. Blue Sky. Green Earth. Ever changing seasons.
Communing = to experience a deep emotional or spiritual relationship with something.
Now cave dwelling is fine for a season, but it may be time to get out of here for a while.
I can argue that God has provided me with a pretty cool cave, and that I am comfy here.
To which I hear, “Comfy is what you come back to, to rest. But to come back, you have to leave first.”
I once used my 400 pound Strong’s Concordance, (remember those?) to research all that the Bible said about caves.
Caves were used for many, many things. Living, storage, hiding, burial…..
I did find that my self imposed solitude can turn into loneliness and isolation.
Here is where I find myself, one more time.
It is again time to transition to level-up.
An upgrade, if you will.
There is a growing “Holy dissatisfaction”.
It comes from learning the new thing, leveling up, upgrading; learning a new thing, and then getting really comfortable with it.
I believe the “Holy dissatisfaction” comes from knowing your subject, or in my case, where you are, so well that it is no longer a challenge.
If I am happy with that, then I can never grow or change, or become different or better than I currently am.
To find out what that is, there are a few things that I require myself to do;
- Set aside an early morning time to get quiet – before the day begins calling my name
- Revamp my schedule to have a few quiet, listening breaks during the day. (He’s always speaking, I’m just not always listening.)
- Read biography’s. Stories of people in history or culture that I admire can be helpful to me to see more possibilities
- Leave my house; go places, see things, meet people, enjoy creation.
- Take a breath. Then another. Then another. Consciously.
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12 (ESV)
Here is hoping that my ramblings may open up new thoughts and possibilities.
Until next time – Do something different!