I stepped out from regular life for a couple of days. I was in a prayer zone while awaiting the birth of a new little baby in my life.
Have you ever stepped away from life for while?
All those regular routines and typical things that fill my day were cast aside. I holed up and hunkered down. Sometimes it is easier to be distracted by regular tasks while waiting but I was only really able to watch and pray.
And then pray some more!
I think it is important to change up routines. It helps me think about what is truly essential. It helps me re-evaluate what is important and how my time and efforts should be directed. And, when there is a huge change in routine, like when waiting in a hospital, prayer is one of those important opportunities that comes to the surface! There is nothing like knowing you are not in control and giving it all to God.
And there is nothing quite like a new baby to remind you how beautiful and fragile life is!