Good afternoon all-
I hope all is well in your world. I've been working hard with little time to myself, which has been a challenge in itself. I wonder how people do it when life is going 90 to nothing. It just seems like we should slow down and take a breath here and there and yet, this week is proving to have little time to even do that.
Of course, there are things I'm looking forward to this week, like watching my 3 year old nephew and having time this weekend to finally relax. I love going to games and being busy but just hanging out on the front porch sounds nice for a change.
My goal is to make more time for my husband and kids and at the same time spend more time with Jesus. That's everyone's goal I'm sure or at least friends and family. That doesn't always happen and so whatever time I do have needs to be with those I love and Jesus. So during my lunch hour, which I rarely take, I'm taking time to write in my blog. My morning time has shortened now that I am a manager and need to be at work by 7:30, so I thought I would carve out time today and remind myself that the only thing that matters is Jesus.
Entrenching myself in the word and in prayer is the only way to stay on task. Our tasks should not revolve around our fast pace lives. We should instead be intent on spending time with Jesus no matter what the day holds.
I always do better when I spend time with Him. I have learned that my attitude is directly related to how much time I spend with Christ. If I'm in a bad mood, short of temper or just down, it normally can be pointed straight to how much time I took with Him.
My days are slammed and my weekends have been robust but that shouldn't matter. My day should begin with Jesus and end with Him. If my attitude is a reflection of my relationship with Jesus then I need to be with Him.
I would never mandate an amount of time. That's like allocating an hour to a friend in need. I would much rather build my relationship with Jesus based upon my desire to get to know Him and of course, finding Him within me. A relationship takes time and work but in the end we always have more robust relationships when we invest in them. So, I guess I'm investing today in myself and you by taking the time to write this blog.
As always my heart is with you my sisters. You are the brightness in my day and Jesus is the light that fuels our relationship. I am grateful for the time and talent He has given me and for the friendship that He offers each one of us. Please take time to talk to someone that may not know Him.
James 4:10 NIV:
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.
My prayer today:
Lord lift me up today and provide an avenue for the women of the world to see you. Protect Your people and show us Your ways. We desire to slow down, to read the word and to pray to the Father that loves us. You are our best friend but we must want to be in Your presence, loving You and worshipping You. I know that I fail sometimes with the weight of the world pulling me from here to there but inevitably, I am reminded that my strength, my hope and my willingness to love comes through You. Wrap Your arms around Your people and be there for us no matter how busy life gets. We need You Lord, guide our steps and humble us before You. May You bless us in today and provide us time to be with You. In Jesus name, AMEN