This time of the year, we seem to be constantly be busy. I remember looking ahead to June and thinking "wow, every weekend is full, and most weeks are the same I can't wait until July..." well, now July is here and it's the same thing! ha ha. I remember summer as a kid, time seriously seemed to stop and the days just went on forever. Now that I've grown up a bit, there never seems to be enough time in my day to get anything done. Time. This is something that God has been speaking to me quite boldly about lately.
Time. Time in the day, time in the month, year, blah blah blah...
I'm learning to be still. Because when I'm still, I'm at peace. I've allowed myself to be controlled by time a lot in the last few months, and it's been driving me insane. I find allowing time to control my life takes control away from God.
I love my app Jesus Calling, it just seems to speak to me at all the right times. Recently a portion of my devotion read this:
Wait patiently with me while I bless you. Don't rush into My presence with time-consciousness gnawing at your mind. I dwell in timelessness: I am, I was, I will always be. For you, time is a protection; you're a frail creature who can handle only twenty-four-hour segments of life. Time can also be a tyrant, ticking away relentlessly in your mind. Learn to master time, or it will be your master."
I have slowly, once again, allowed time to be my master. And this is a huge problem. It's where the enemy wants me to be. This weekend, we are escaping time. We are getting away to be still. We are going to The Lords Land to soak up the presence of the Lord and of each other. Distraction free. We will remember what it's like to be still.