How can we honor God’s holiness while also keeping our time with Him smoke enough to prioritize to first place in our life? Sandi shares.
“For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double edged sword. . . it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).
Christmas is over. I can rest. During that busy season, ironically, I lacked the time to do any of the in-depth Bible study that I thrive on. I am so excited to be able now to dig in and study, to write once more! But all of my notes did not seem so very exciting considering the devotional nature of my writing.
During the busy Christmas season, my heart had grown cold. I was so tired, having health issues and then a roaring case of shingles broke out in just the last several weeks! I was too tired and sick to dig in and feed on His words.
What would happen to you if you became too busy to eat healthy meals and just survived on small snacks at any odd times? You would not have the strength you would need to have a solid walk with God.
I needed to revitalize my walk with God! I needed to take time and feed on His Word.
I needed to learn to revitalize my prayer life. To listen to what He is saying to me, and to ask for His help to understand and accept.
“For His Word is living and active,” It is fresh and new each day! The fact that each day holds vital and life changing words to us from God is so exciting!
So along with learning to be quiet and pray, I need to become calm inside and read His Words, Gods’ Word to us! “He wants to lead us beside quiet waters. He can restore our souls” (Psalm 23:20).
Father: I love to see the image in my mind of lying down in green pastures, standing beside quiet waters. Lord, would You restore my soul? I used to be so busy for You until illness came. Raising a family while ill, You guided me. Guide me now please, Jesus. Amen.
About the Author:
Sandra Platt has been writing for Rest Ministries since 2007 and has enjoyed the friendship and fellowship. She has been married to her best friend for 32 years. They have been in the ministry for 27 years and have raised two wonderful kids while in the parsonage. Sandra has had fibromyalgia for 28 years, and along the years more health issues have appeared. Now she is in the wheelchair due to neuropathy, and she has lupus. The joy of the Lord is her strength.
When life gets in the way of drawing closer to God how do you rearrange your priorities so that you can avoid withdrawing from His presence?
We can make our time with God into something so complicated that then we push it aside for when we have strength, time, the ability to focus. This is Rend Collective singing “Simplicity” and it speaks of how simple our relationship with God can be. he loves us… And our love for Him shouldn’t be complicated. May it be a blessing to you. -Lisa