I know, right, how do I get away with calling it that? The answer is, it feeds my soul. It does my soul good. It nurtures and nourishes me spiritually and rejuvenates my spirit. It doesn't matter if I catch a fish or not, or whether it's raining or beating down with sun, whether it's out in the backyard, or out at sea, fishing rejuvenates my soul.
What is that thing you do that frees you from the things that might otherwise bind you? When I fish I'm not thinking about work, or about relationships that aren't working, or leadership decisions I have to make, I'm not answering my phone or checking email, I'm free to just be.
There is something about fishing that enables me to glimpse at what life in the garden (of Eden) looks like. It's more than rest, and more than play, it involves energy, but the act somehow multiplies my energy for the other things God wants me to do.
I've just started to draw again, I enjoy reading, I love taking photos, football is at times nearly everything to me, I even planted a veggie patch. Why? Because these things rejuvenate my soul. They allow me to spiritually access something that in all other forums of life seems to evade me. A sense of oneness with God that through activity permits him to restore me again.
Discover what rejuvenates you. You're likely to already be aware of what it is. If you're not, what would you love to do if you had an afternoon spare? Then once you've identified that one or many things, commit to doing it in the next seven days. Use it as a vehicle to slow your mind, still your soul and enjoy God!
The awesome photo above, is of last nights efforts :)