Are you finding yourself on edge, frazzled from the rat-race of fall? Packing lunches, after school practices, increasing work-life demands, preparing for the pending holiday season–is it all seeming like a lot, already?
My quiet time over the summer suffered. Between the kids and playdates and beachtime, it seemed like it was a rushed five minutes here and a quick ten minutes there.
Maybe you can relate?
If we’re honest, this season isn’t going to slow. For time with Jesus to happen, I have to make it happen.
“The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become.” C.S. Lewis
For me, the way to start is by acknowledging my own need. Like the image above, when my heart and hands are open to what the Lord is teaching, I’m so much more able to rightly handle all that life throws at me when I’ve spent time in the Word. When my mind and heart are focused on what matters. I’m reminded of this passage from Ps 119.
“How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not wander from your commandments!
I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
Blessed are you, O Lord;
teach me your statutes!
With my lips I declare
all the rules of your mouth.
In the way of your testimonies I delight
as much as in all riches.
I will meditate on your precepts
and fix my eyes on your ways.
I will delight in your statutes;
I will not forget your word.”
Join me in jumping back into the Word this fall, ‘storing it up in your heart’, gleaning blessings from our Father.