Sunday, May 18, 2014
Inspiration for the Stitcher - Quiet Time
Is your life ever so busy that you “catch yourself coming and going”???
My life has been extremely busy lately. My stitching business took a downturn when I moved (as I expected), and though financially we are fine, I really wanted to be able to contribute to our savings (or at least pay for my own yarn LOL). So I took a job outside the home (that's why I'm not here so much anymore). It’s been a wonderful thing!! I’ve met some great ladies and finally feel like I’m part of a local community.
There have also been some things happen that have taken hostage of my brain and consume my thoughts during every waking moment (and even sometimes in my dreams).
I have felt myself becoming more self-consumed. Time with my stitching, time on social media, time that I spend worrying about what I think others are thinking about me (crazy huh??). And I realized my life hasn’t been a picture of what a true and loving Christian should be.
When I sat to re-evaluate my time this morning, I realized I have put time with the Lord on the back burner. Only spending time with Him when I need to offer up a quick prayer for someone in need. This morning I dusted off my devotional that I started reading 6 months ago (it’s a 60 day devotion and I’m only 1/4th of the way through it).
The verse above reminded me that I need time away with him to myself. Of course, when he spoke to the disciples they were in “full on service mode” and really needed to recharge. But I think I can apply this to myself right now. Setting aside time DAILY in quiet time with the Lord should be my priority.