The boys grew up, and Esau became a skillful hunter, a man of the open country, while Jacob was content to stay at home among the tents.
I'm a home body. Nothing makes me happier than having an entire day spread before me, Knowing I don't need to leave my comfortable surroundings. And during the recent snow storm, when we are confined to the house for three days, I'm not surprised to find I'm the only one who doesn't catch the cabin fever bug.
Yes, like Jacob, at home is where I am most content.
And never bored.
There are books and blogs to read (or write), routine chores to execute, and reflective times, sitting on our deck, watching the birds and squirrels at the feeders. There is ample opportunity for leisurely Bible study, meditation and prayer.
No deadlines. No have-tos. No hustle and bustle demands from the outside world.
Sometimes I think to myself, Martha, you should get out more. Maybe do some volunteer work at a food pantry, an animal shelter, Virginia Rose's school.
But I hesitate to commit to anything other than willingly babysitting my grands whenever my daughter needs me, which is oftentimes at the drop of a hat.
I cherish my freedom to choose how I spend my days. Perhaps that's selfish of me, but the older I get, the more I realize that God means for me to embrace my being, not my doing.
I read many Christian blogs extolling the virtue of being still with God, and advising others to reject getting perpetually caught up in a whirlwind of busyness. For some of us, depending upon where we are in our life's journey, that is easier said than done.
I am simply grateful to God for allowing me to find my happy place.
My secure place.
Do you make time each day to spend quiet moments with God?
As happy as I am at home, I will be leaving Saturday morning with granddaughter, Virginia, on a road trip to visit my mother over the long weekend. Her computer is not the most reliable, so I might not be able to get to your comments here until I return on Monday. Please leave your thoughts, though, as I love you input here at Meditations of My Heart, and will respond to you as quickly as I can.