As I sit here a reflect on this week, it feels more like a month. Not 7 days. There’s been a lot of stress to say the least. From taking my husband to the ER at 5 in the morning because he thought he was having a heart attack, our baby girl having an allergic reaction the same afternoon at the sitters, to the every day stress of work. Sometimes I feel like I can’t win. I just can’t get a head. I know what I need to do…I need to take my worries, my problems, my stress to my Heavenly Father. He wants to carry my burdens. I was never supposed to carry my load by myself.
God says in Matthew 11:29-30 (NIV) “29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
He wants us to rest in him. But to do that we have to allow him into our lives. Every aspect of our lives. Not just on Sunday’s or during prayer group. It means having a conversation with him throughout the day.
This is what’s hard for me. I get so caught up in life that I miss the moments to talk it over with Jesus. Instead of spending all day worrying, I should have spent 10 minutes with the Lord to begin with and give him my burdens.
The Jesus Calling devotion this morning was right on point, “IN ORDER TO HEAR MY VOICE, you must release all your worries into My care. Entrust to Me everything that concerns you. This clears the way for you to seek My Face unhindered. Let Me free you from fear that is hiding deep inside you. Sit quietly in My Presence, allowing My Light to soak into you and drive out any darkness lodged within you.”
In our crazy worlds it seems we get so caught up we forget or push God to the back. We want him in our lives, we just don’t want to give up those precious minutes and have a real relationship with him daily. I’m so guilty of this. I have an awesome friend who sends me script and quotes throughout the week. I’m so thankful for those little reminders but at the same time I think to myself “I shouldn’t need a reminder”.
My goal for the week is to set some time aside to spend God. As much as I want it to be first thing in the morning it’s probably going to be at the end of the day. If I’m being truthful with myself and you. My precious baby girl, more than likely, won’t let me have time awake by myself in the mornings. As soon as I’m up she is too. But at night when she crashes and is the sweetest little angel sleeping beside me. I can use that time to reconnect with God. Instead of wasting time on Facebook and Pinterest.
What’s your goal?