Sitting downtown this afternoon for an impromptu hour of uninterrupted time to think and read. I always wonder how I’ll make room for the things that are most important, but then I prioritize them and suddenly God makes space. His economy is far greater than we can possibly understand!
I asked God last night for time and energy today to be up and showered–with some room for prayer and quiet time mixed in, before H woke up. Admittedly, when the house was dark and silent this morning, I had the hardest time not moving toward tasks instead of spending time doing what I’d asked to borrow time for! But God is faithful in the very small things, including the Holy Spirit’s gentle nudging when we need to stay on track. Imagine my delight when I had just enough time to get ready and spend time in the Word before I heard the munchkin stirring…I would have felt so defeated if I was mid-dishes or laundry when H woke up. Instead, I was refreshed and ready to greet him–such a better option!
Because time was on my side this morning, I was able to soak up this little gem from Jesus Calling as I started my day:
“Rest in Me, My child. Give your mind a break from planning and trying to anticipate what will happen. Pray continually, asking My Spirit to take charge of the details of this day. Remember that you are on a journey with Me. When you try to peer into the future and plan for every possibility, you ignore your constant Companion who sustains you moment by moment. As you gaze anxiously into the distance, you don’t even feel the strong grip of My hand holding yours. How foolish you are, My child!
Remembrance of me is a daily discipline. Never lose sight of My Presence with you. This will keep you resting in Me all day, every day.”
How true it is! And what a relevant reminder today as I continue to try to set my sights on God and what He has–to take moments to pause and rest, allowing Him to guide and channel my days for His glory…and to make room for all that He has to offer my life, my family’s lives, the places where He will use me to have an impact in the world.
Oh, thank you, Lord, for sharpening me in this expectant season! You are always waiting to surprise and delight! And thank you for the blessed friend and sweet offer for a few hours to myself today. You know everything I need and you make room for it in your abundant economy. Even now, as this baby jumps around in my belly (forgot to order decaf for the first time in months…oops!), I am experiencing your JOY more fully as I take the time to really seek it and live it out.
celebrating the abundance and recognizing what an incredible gift it is!