I’ve been trying to make a conscious effort to un-rush these past few days. Attempting to slow down, un-tense (get it: un-rush, un-tense), look at the bigger picture and just breathe. This is easier said that done, as I suspected it would be. Which is precisely why I am going to continue to work on it.
Coincidentally, I’ve also been delving a bit deeper into scripture readings as of late. As God so perfectly coordinated the timing of His Word for me to hear the following was part of today’s (1/25) devotion:
“Enjoy the tempo of a God-breathed life by letting Me set the pace. Hold My hand in childlike trust, and the way before you will open up step by step.”
It doesn’t surprise me anymore when He pulls a little stunt like this (lovingly driving a point home) but it still makes me smile when it happens.
I’m almost ashamed to admit but I haven’t been to church since Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve?!? As in a month ago… And yes, we’ve been sick and out of town which ultimately makes me feel out of sorts. Tomorrow we will be attending and back into the ‘swing of things’ on Sunday mornings which is why this next sentence almost jumped off the page when I read it:
“Bring Me the sacrifice of your time, and watch to see how abundantly I bless you and your loved ones.”
Deeds, actions, prayer and finances the obvious ways we pledge our faith to God… but giving Him our time is not an area I have really thought about before. As in ‘our time’ would not necessarily be the first pick of gifts He would choose from- not when there’s kindness, example, finacial, etc. ‘Take my money but don’t take my time’ my Mom often says meaning time is precious. I love the spin that Sarah Young puts on this and the ten fold that comes from just setting time aside for Him. This un-rush thing may be pretty cool after all.