When I woke up this morning to go to work, it was still dark out. And when I got home from school, it was dark. Leaves are falling and fall is in full swing. Aesthetically, fall is my favorite season. But internally, fall always makes me feel like I’m being pulled in 15 really important directions. Fall makes me irrational. Honest to goodness, I had places to be last week, but aimlessly drove down back roads looking at trees because I had to get a taste of it.

I had to step away from my calendar and busyness and schedule, just to breathe. To see with fresh eyes. To get my heart and my spirit filled back up with HIm.

Because that is the point. He is the point. I can make myself as busy as I want, but I will always need to come right back to the Father. And in the midst of every busy moment, of every “yes” I say to doing this or that, or hanging out with friends - He is whispering “Come away with Me.”

`Come away with me. Let us go alone to a quiet place and rest for a while.'  Mark 6:31

‘Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.’ Matthew 11:28

‘Be still, and know that I am God’ Psalm 46:10

Come away with me and just love Me, worship Me. Set your life aside and focus on the one True God. I can hear that gentle, but firm (how does he do that?!) voice of the Holy Spirit say to me.

But how many times do I listen? How many times do I say no, or set my studies aside, or stop scrolling through Instagram or watching Netflix… to follow that voice? To go to the one who I know is my only Help.

So I’m trying. And I wonder… if any of you have been here too. If in the midst of this beautiful, but busy fall… if you feel a little worn down, in need of a little rest, desiring a ton of Jesus. If that's you, let’s do it together. Let’s listen when we hear Him calling. Let's go to His feet when we feel like we need it. I don’t want to wait until the moment where I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off to scream a prayer to Him, let’s be people who catch it before we get there. It doesn’t take long, just a couple moments of intentional time with Him, but it makes all the difference.

We’re all in this together people

**cue Zac Efron**

Love ya’ll.


Madeline Murphy

2nd Year Student Blogger