Tuesday, July 12, 2016

"Make sure that you don't get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day by day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off oblivious to God."  {Romans 13:11} MSG

Did you ever notice that life seems to move faster, not slower? I think to myself, how many errands can I fit into my afternoon? How many loads of laundry can I get done before dinner, or  when can I get to those e-mails? When I put God first in my day, everything works out better. It's not that I want to put the Lord on the back burner, I just get caught up.

When He is my priority everything makes sense and my strength increases. Not my physical strength, but my tolerance for the issues of the day. My sons tease their younger sister, she screams at the top of her lungs, I can deal with that after I have met with God.

He says to me, Daughter, You can handle this, I have equipped you in my love to quell every undoing and detail of this day. Lean into me, not your own ways for my grace is sufficient for you. When I was on a missions trip to Belize last year, the Lord showed me a picture of me leaning into him so that I was almost totally inside. I wasn't smothered, but enclosed in a way that protection was taken care of. I forgot all about that until right now as I am writing. I pray that it blesses someone who really needs to hear it. Pray, rest, forgive.

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