The sun is rising for the day and is peeking through the morning clouds, only shining across the tree line, past the horse pasture outside my living room window. I am spending some time being still while I get my day started and I see others out the window that have a head start on my day. A team of workers have already transported their heavy equipment out front to put in some type of small pipe in the ground. Four company trucks are parked on the edge of the country road and throughout the grassy shoulder. I see a skid steer, excavator and a sheep’s foot roller. I had to reach out and ask what the sheep’s foot roller was and I can’t say I have ever seen one before but I am sure it will press the ground back into place once they are finished with their task.
The workers are sitting in the grass as if it is break time. Considering the amount of time, they have been sitting, I am wondering if they are waiting on more equipment or someone else to show up to give the ok before they begin their work. I am glad I am not the one paying them an hourly wage at this point. Quite some time has passed and they are still sitting or lying in the grass, they may have changed positions but they definitely have down time.
When we have down time, how do we spend our thoughts? Do we go over our to do list and plan how we will get it done while balancing our other obligations? Do we dream, are our thoughts worthy, do we think of positive things or dwell on negative or do we avoid down time so we don’t have to think? Are we afraid of our own thoughts? Do we think for someone else’s benefit and hope, or our own? How often do we forget that Christ knows our thoughts? Are our thoughts based on wisdom of men or of God?
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.