I remember thinking at the time 'how indulgent, to have a chair just for thinking - I hope his wife has one, too!' But now I'm older, and perhaps a shade wiser, I see just how intentional such a thing can be.
I don't know about you, but I'm pretty addicted to my technology, to checking my phone regularly for emails, or Facebook, or Googling whatever random thought might pop into my head. Even when I try to be quiet my thoughts seem to carousel between story plot lines, to marketing, to upcoming events, to friends, housework (rarely!), oh, and things affecting my husband, children and friends.
The notion of being still, of intentional pause, is not something I'm terribly comfortable with. I know God is a fan of meditation and quietude, hence His call in Psalm 46.10 to "be still and know that I am God."
Perhaps a pink think seat might be necessary - for all of us. A place to be still, to still our hearts to seek God, to hear
God, to be intentional, rather than be carried away with the flotsam and jetsam of the worries of our ordinary life. A place where God's truth can be revealed to us afresh, where creativity can recharge in the presence of the Creator, where we can sit at the feet of the Master and hear His words to us, that can help shape our words for others.
Have you got a 'pink think seat'? If it's not pink, or you don't have a place to be still, where do you do your best thinking - and encountering God?
Carolyn Miller lives in the beautiful Southern Highlands of New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. Together with her husband she has pastored a church for ten years, and worked part-time as a public high school English and Learning and Support teacher. A longtime lover of romance, especially that of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer’s Regency era, Carolyn holds a BA in English Literature, and loves drawing readers into fictional worlds that show the truth of God’s grace in our lives. Her debut Regency The Elusive Miss Ellison released in February 2017 from Kregel; The Captivating Lady Charlotte released June 27. Both are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD etc.
Connect with her: www.carolynmillerauthor.com