My youngest child, Joshuah, loves to spend time with me. He can never get enough. His primary love language is quality time. At his invitation, I push the pause button on life and steal away to play a game or watch a cartoon; and I'm always glad I did.
This morning, I felt God whisper the same invitation. No. Not the "mommy" part...the part "I just want to spend some time with you."
MMMMMMMMM. What an invitation!
So often I get distracted by other things that call out for my attention. Demands constantly fill my days. Sometimes it's difficult to silence all the noise and distractions of my busy to-do list. I am so grateful when God's love breaks through and lifts the weights I try to carry. I'm grateful that He lovingly calls me and captures my attention.
Today, I simply want to encourage you to put your finger on the pause button. Silence all the noise surrounding your life and spend time in God's Word. Allow Him to refresh you with His Holy Spirit. Take a deep breath and wait silently before Him.
As I pushed my pause button this morning, God reminded me of His promise in Isaiah 43:1-3. "But now, this is what the LORD says — he who created you...he who formed you..."Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." (NIV)
Friend, He is lovingly calling you to spend time with Him. So, will you take the challenge?
- For the next five minutes, sit silently before Him.
- Invite Him to speak to you by praying a simple prayer like: Lord, please speak to me. Help me hear Your voice.
- Read a passage of Scripture. Don't know where to read? Try meditating on Isaiah 43, Jeremiah 29:11-14, Matthew 5, John 10, or Romans 8.
- Write down what God shares.
- Write out your prayer to Him.