One Woman at a Time
Isaiah 9:6 (HCSB)
I know full well why Wednesday is called “hump day”. For me, Monday and Tuesday seem to hum along at a steady pace and the tasks of the week look achievable. By Wednesday, all of the obligations seem to have gained momentum and I feel like I am riding a wave reaching its crest. Their force has reached a peak and the weight underneath feels significant. The mounting of commitments, deadlines, appointments, and even church are heavy.
I’ve woken with an anxious heart but I know what to do. I look past that sink full of last night’s dishes and beyond the temptation of the smart-phone filled with emails and notifications. I press through the urge to make a list and start that pile of laundry. I work through the reasoning of, “If I just get a few things out-of-the-way, I won’t be distracted in my quiet time”.
Head down, and blinders to guard my heart, I head to my quiet-time space. I KNOW where to go and I must be disciplined to get there before anything else.
If I indulge in the things that pull me, I have already been distracted from God. I must see these tugs as confirmation that time with Jesus must be my priority; they are verification of the quiet time.
There are days when it seems like more of the Savior is needed: as if He is any less in overwhelming times. But God’s grace is just as sufficient today, as days before. His power does not wane and His love isn’t going to fail; He’s already given His all.
Your requirements today are no more than yesterday’s; they are all about faith and trust. The only increase needed is dependence and focus on Sovereign God.
Today, I must be more intentional about the awareness of God’s presence; walking in Him and Him in me.
And I wonder if that is a bad thing.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and daunted by the day, go straight to your Savior – even if just for a moment, right where you are. Run past the obligations that are pulling at you and spend a moment with God. The peace that settled you in days past is waiting for you right now.
Remember a recent day when you were able to rest in God’s grace.
What was different about Jesus on that day vs this one?
Jesus, help me to use overwhelming feelings as confirmation of my need to be with You. Even now, give me the discipline to seek You first in this moment. Thank you for the pulls that cause dependence on You and thank you for being my source of peace.
Further Reading – Isaiah 26:3
I pray you Live Like You Know …where you are going.
Strength to strength,