morning. I’ve been traveling, taxes are due (input is overdue), the house
is a mess and my office is worse. The call to “get caught up”
entices me – but whose voice is that, really?
commitment to myself, my Lord and my dog to spend Selah time at the beach on
Mondays. It’s truly the most enjoyable part of my week – and yet I often
treat it like a dental appointment – something I can get-to-later. When
I’m honest with myself I have to admit that something in this inner-battle is
very wrong. I’ve truly got a full sampling of Heaven’s and Earth’s
delights waiting for me – why would anything else, much less more work,
How about you? Are you making time for reflection and communication with
Him? If Jesus needed to withdraw from the crowds and pray in solitary
places then, surely, so do we. After years of honoring the “god of
busyness,” I’ve come to believe this is an ongoing call to our soul –and an
ongoing battle. Will we really let the enemy win – when the prize is so
sweet? Who else but Jesus asks of us “Come
to Me… and I will give you rest”?
prayerfully consider a similar one of your own?
Daily: quiet time with Him in His Word
Weekly: Selah time at the beach – a couple of hours to
pray, reflect, rejoice, and enjoy
Monthly or Bi-monthly:
DAWG Day – Day Away With God – variations
from a few hours away
with a Moms in Prayer sister to an overnight alone, depending on life’s
a “true” multi-day times away with Him, such as our own Come to Me Retreat.
If you trust in God’s economy (which is upside down from our own), I believe
you will understand the need for time away with Christ. As you practice this
joyful discipline, I also believe you will be much better prepared defensively when
the enemy comes to steal and destroy what you’ve committed to God. Jesus
said, in contrast, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the
full.” (see John 10:10)
lie of busyness every time! Now… where is my towel?
weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 (NLT)