This is a pattern, a rule, a 'repeat', that I am trying to build my life around: as much as I am able. To build into my life an awareness of God and include times of 'proximity' has become something I am attempting to repeat. I am not claiming that there is a winning formula but repeating daily a pattern that connects you with your Heavenly Father is essential. God is always with us as Psalm 139 reminds us but to take time and be aware of His nearness is essential.
My wife gave me a quote by Saint Francis from a book she is reading 'Chasing Francis' it was:
Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.In my life it can seem like a constant battle to pause and acknowledge that God is present. I can get caught up in doing, and miss being. However, what I have discovered is that when we affirm our identity as God's children first we have a healthier outlook on what we are called to do.
So today, as every day, I seek to repeat a rule, a pattern that has become for me a way of being a child of God.