The busiest season of the year is quickly coming upon us. I implore you to take the time to be still, before and with God, and let the Holy Spirit minister to you. Jesus often walked away from the crowd, and His disciples, to be alone and pray. He didn’t have the distraction of social media, iPads, cell phones, and constant bombardment of notifications from apps. How much more important is it for us to do so now? Without Him, we quickly lose ourselves in the cacophony of worldly distraction.
Start with five minutes, while you’re propped-up against the dryer, hiding from the kids for a moment alone. Turn the phone on do-not-disturb and lay it down. Close your eyes, cry out to Him, and listen. He’s there, waiting to welcome you into His loving presence. Or set aside some time, early in the morning or even before you go to bed. The point is to seek Him, often. Don’t wait until Sunday.
I’ve decided, with His guidance, to exercise the best choice for social gatherings this holiday season. I’m reserving more weekends, and weeknights, to spend with those who matter most to me: my God and my family. I’m also simplifying my decorating, my baking, and gifting. Time is precious, after all.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations. I am exalted in the earth.” – Psalms 46:10
He didn’t say be still and wonder. Be still and listen. Exalt Him in your life over distractions. Let go of what’s not serving you and your family best to honor God. Listen for the still small voice to help you along in the process. Simplify, simplify, simplify.
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