Saturday, December 3, 2011

Put a Sock In It!

Oh not you!

Me.

This is what I've decided to work on during Advent. 

God kind of alerted me to this at Adoration last night.  I went in and knelt down and started rambling. 

Then I got distracted.  Lost my train of thought.  I couldn't focus.  My mind was everywhere.  And I sensed God telling me to slow down and bask in His presence.  I needed to put a sock in the "mouth" of my mind, which was apparently running in overdrive.

And I'm so glad He let me know.  Because I was able to stop.  And let go.  And truly bask in His presence.  I took all of my sin, and all of my worry, and frustration, anxiety, sadness, you name it....and I gave it to Him.
And I felt light.
I thought I might fall over in the pew....I literally felt that weightless.
It was supernatural.

Until I started thinking thoughts like, "what if I really do fall out of my pew and all these people see me?"  And then that "light" feeling started to slip away. 

Trust Me.

Okay Lord.  You know best.  I trust in You. 

I had over an hour of glorious adoration time. 

And my new reminder when my mind starts to think about "too much" at once,  is to put a sock in it.

Here's my little mascot to cheer me on:


Lord, help me to slow down, put a sock in it, and listen to what you would have me hear this Advent.

4 comments:

Second Chances said...

So adorable! What a cute mascot!

So glad you were able to enjoy some time with Our Lord in adoration. Nothing better...

My Heart Exults... said...

I love everything about this post! There must have been something in the air because He was talking to me during Adoration last night too. Jesus, I trust in You!

JellyBelly said...

I definitely don't think it's a coincidence that I'm recovering from surgery during Advent.

We just need to be quiet and still so He can talk to us -- something that I find so hard to do when I'm moving like a whirling dervish trying to get everything done.

What a great post!

Be Not Afraid said...

I could learn a lot from that photo!