Read Psalm 131
Short and sweet. I found a profound message here, and I hope you did, too.
Simplify. Calm your soul.
Those are both great messages for me today, how about you?
Do you struggle with trying to do too much? Maybe you’re juggling a full time job, lots of side projects, and oh yes, we’re supposed to get at least 7 hours of sleep a night? How do we fit it all in?
I’ve heard the lament from many friends and family members. We have so many options and alternatives available to us now. The internet has opened up a whole new avenue of ways to occupy our time.
Time. Quality time. It’s one of the five love languages made popular by Gary Chapman. If you’ve never taken the assessment, you can do so here. It can be eye opening in some ways. Be sure to have your friends, children and especially your significant other take the assessment, too. You may be loving them all wrong! Sorry for the bunny trail here. Back to our psalm.
How we spend our time is up to us. If we listen to our psalmist, we will simplify. We’ll make the best use of our time. Keeping God in the forefront should ALWAYS be a priority. When we do, all other things seem to fall into place. If you’re struggling, take a step back and look, where is God in your time equation?
How do you calm your heart? Do you exercise, take a long walk or run, call up an old friend and talk, write in your journal? How about read your Bible? Setting aside a time each day to spend with God, shutting out the world, is probably the best way to calm your heart. You will need to be intentional. Make the time. This is one relationship you shouldn’t ignore.
There is more freedom in being in a relationship with God than you might imagine. It starts with you. He is there waiting for you. Enjoy him. Be refreshed by him. This is your special time, don’t short yourself.
Let’s pray. Thank you God for bringing me to this place. I long to have these quiet moments with you each day. Help me to shut out the noise of the world and my own busyness. I want to focus on you, and you alone. Open my ears to hear your voice. Open my eyes to see what you want for me today. Bless all encounters I have with others. May your radiance in me be unmistakable. In Jesus’ name. Amen.