I haven't posted journals in the past several days. I've read them and I've done them but haven't really focused on them as closely as I should be. This morning during my quite time, as usual I asked Him to guide me to the passage that he wanted me to read and understand. What I was led to was a passage/devotional about being still...slowing down and recognizing that He is with us at all times. Once I finished reading the devotional in my Bible, I opened a daily email that I receive with another devotional. Guess what it was about...being still...slowing down and recognizing that He is with us at all times.
Since Monday, I have been feverishly working on a fund raiser for the family that lost two members. My every waking moment has been pretty much consumed with texts, phone calls, facebook messages and meetings discussing what we will be doing at the fundraiser this weekend. I'm still having my quite time in the morning and I pray throughout the day, but I really haven't focused on Him as much as I should.
I've thought off and on through the day about the both the devotional in my book and the one that I received on-line and how I knew Christ was sending me a message that I needed to slow down, but I just thought He was telling me that I needed to not get so overwhelmed with the fundraiser and just enjoy it. I haven't visited this site during this time and while sitting at my desk just now, I decided that I would come here and take a look at it and see what was going on with everyone. You know...catch up with old friends. After I signed on, it was if I got a pop on the head and it was Him saying "hello?!? Don't you realize what today's message from Me was?!?" It was then that I realized that His message to me was that I haven't been still long enough this week to focus on Him like I should. I've got to regain that focus. He has been there for me during the good times and especially the bad times that I've experienced here lately. I feel horrible for pushing Him to side while I focus on this.
Please forgive me Lord for losing my focus on You. You have been here for me when I least deserved it and I am so sorry for not giving You the attention that I should be. Thank You for Your gentle reminder. In Jesus name, Amen.
Beautiful. The best stuff comes when we are still. :)
This is all apart of the journey. When our life gets out of control we make sure to focus on Him, then it is thank you God see you the next time I need you. But now, He will never let you go. Which means those times when you slip away He will always have a way to remind you... But the real question is are we listening. And praise God, you are!