There is a story of a farmer that had an icehouse, during the winter he and his workers would cut ice blocks from the nearby pond, and then place them on a bed of sawdust in the icehouse, and cover the ice blocks with more sawdust. At one point, the farmer noticed he lost his beloved pocket watch in all his work. He and his workers went in frantically raking through the sawdust to find the watch, but to no avail, it wasn’t found. The farmer’s son, about age 10, heard of the situation and at noontime, while the workers were on break, he slipped into the icehouse, and after a lil time, he came out with the watch in hand, giving it to his father. The farmer was so excited; he asked, “HOW did you found it!” The boy answered, “I laid down in the sawdust, laying there quietly, I just listened.”
What a beautiful example of purposeful positioning with EXPECTATION! King David penned, “In the morning I lay my requests before You and wait in expectation.” (Psalm 5:3b) David didn’t sit there filling the conversation, he leaned in – leaned forward in eagerness, expecting God’s response! He knew if he were quiet enough, he would hear Him. How often do we too go in looking for God, noisily, raking around, turning things over? Perhaps if we were quiet, so very quiet and still, we’d hear Him.
Laying in the sawdust, leaning in – leaning forward in eagerness.
In Him, DeDe (“Let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love & good deeds.” – Hebrews 10:24)