Micah Nicholson column: Make time for quiet moments

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. –Psalm 51:10

Now that summer is approaching, warmer days are upon us, and kids are out of school, there is a question I’ve been asking myself. Is there such a thing as detoxing from busy?

According to the Oxford English dictionary the definition of detox is to abstain from or rid the body of toxic or unhealthy substances. I realize this means physical things put into the body, but let’s think beyond the physical. What about our spiritual bodies? Is there a way to detox from toxic and unhealthy habits, worries, busyness?

I have been wrestling with my inner peace lately. I wake up in the morning and my head fills with the to-do list of the day. Sometimes, I get so caught up in the list that I walk right by Jesus. I know deep down He’s sitting in my favorite lounge chair, watching me hustle about. He waits patiently for me.

I hate to admit it, but some days, I completely ignore Him. I convince myself I don’t have time for the solitude of God’s presence, all while feeling overwhelmed with the heavy load I’m carrying.

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