I know, you are like me and you have things to do – tend children, run laundry, wash dishes, clean bathrooms – all desirable things, mind you, but there is so much more.
I sat today…for 30 minutes and listened mostly (and chatted some) with God. I needed to, but it took going to our Protestant Women of the Chapel (PWOC) program today where we did just this for me to stop and remember the importance and sweetness of these times. I long for them, I really do, and yet I rarely stop and take them, at least for that length of time.
When to fit them in? Well, I could think of a few things that I could do less, but I can also think of the priority in which I do those things. The more time I spend with God the more I remember the joy and peace of those moments and the hope that follows. Somehow when I take the time to listen and talk to Him, other things seem to fall in order…or just fall away. Either way works just fine with me.
So what did He talk to me about today?
1. He showed me some Scripture, which I wrote down. Here it is for you…
“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge”(Psalm 62:5-8).
The bolded words are what jumped out to me.
2. He also shared some encouraging words: Expectation and excitement in the love and grace of an all-powerful God.
Life is a journey…and a pretty amazing one at that. From the moment of our salvation, life is a walk through eternity with our Savior. True excitement is found here and expectation of amazing things, because of His love, grace, and omniscient power.
So for today, I would challenge you with the same challenge I was given today. Stop. And just listen. Talk to the Savior – not with a list of wants and needs but with a heart that longs to hear what He has for you.
Have you spent time with Him? Have you rested in His presence lately? What is He speaking into your heart? Has He laid any Scripture on your heart lately?