Many times in our lives, we realize that we need a change. We live in a run, go, do world. We become frazzled, broken and often ineffective in our homes, our jobs, and our spiritual life. However, it is interesting to me that when you study the life of Jesus in the Gospels, He wasn’t always all about running, was He? He knew when to rest, when to get alone to pray, and when to serve. Have you heard the infamous story of Mary and Martha? (see Luke 10:38-42 ) Our days frequently scream for our attention to DO something–just as Martha told Jesus to tell Mary to DO something. What a picture. Martha only wanted to ‘serve’ her Savior, yet Mary had chosen what was ‘good’-to sit at His feet while He was present. May we all learn to sit at His feet. May we give up whatever stress it is that is preventing us from living the abundant life that Jesus said He came to give us, (see John 10:10).
Your Take Away this Week
- Before you do anything else, I would like you to step away from the computer, away from the noise, and away from the world. Get alone with Jesus. Talk to Him. You can do this in many ways. One thing that I like to do is ‘write Him letters.’ I keep a journal with prayers and ‘letters’ to Him in it. Wait for Him to respond. It may not be today–I once wrote Him a four page letter that He did in fact answer, but it took some time–I just kept referring back to it. Later on, I write when/how the prayer was answered. This is so amazing to go back and remember the goodness and faithfulness of God. It is also a good reminder to go back and see how He has come through for you, in times that you feel your faith is weak. (if you look up the word remember in a Concordance, you will be amazed at the number of verses that come up!)
- After you have spent time alone with Him and away from the noise, come back to the blog and share with us. What has He taught you this week? What is He whispering into your weary, burdened heart? Consider starting your own prayer journal/dialogue with God and use it to ‘remember’ His faithfulness.
- Return back to the Scriptures from Monday. Is He teaching you something different through them today than He did Monday? If so, please share.
The WINNER of this week’s giveaway is: Aubrey, who commented on 4/30 @ 6:29 am on day 2!
I have been extremely honored to come alongside you and learn with you this week! Thank you for trusting me to journey along with you. I am praying that He gives each of you His peace that passes all understanding. I am praying that He will lead us onto the road less traveled-a life filled with His peace, His guidance, and His protection-a life free of the busyness of our everyday lives. May He help us find that much needed time alone with Him each day. may He whisper words of love, comfort, peace and encouragement over each one of you. God bless you and love you!!