September 20, 2014

He Restores My Soul

Today was such a beautiful day. The fitness instructor at the SUP shop didn't have anyone this morning for her fitness class on the boards so she and I went out for a paddle together. It's always so nice to go out with others on a paddle because it gives us a chance to really talk and get to know each other better.

Afterward, she had more work to do and I went next door and had lunch on the restaurant's patio overlooking the harbor. Once I was done with my lunch, I just did not want to go back home. It was such a warm, sunny September day and I wanted to take advantage of it. So, I took my board back out on the river, this time solo. I paddled standing up, rowed sitting down, and floated while just laying on my board and basking in the sun. It gave me time to ponder things, talk with God, and take in the beauty.

I'm so thankful to God, both for time with others and also time alone with Him.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. Psalm 23:1-3