Edging closer to the end of the year. Will it be a falling off the cliff type of beginning anew, or a gentle rolling outa bed type? Will time renew its “in a hurry let’s go” mode? or will it settle down in a “let’s catch our breath” mode? Unfortunately, I fear it will continue it’s runaway train speed ever increasing. So how do I deal with it? Did I learn anything in the last couple of years as time began speeding? Or have I just complained? This year my New Year’s Resolution is to deal with it: My God You are in control, and I ask You to teach me how to slip out of time and create little pockets of quiet with You; I want more secret moments with Jesus to just enjoy His rest. Holy Spirit I’m asking You to help me devise a special space of silence where I am able to slide out of time and just BE with the Great I AM, in His presence for awhile. In this way I will control my life’s path~ I will have God-time to relieve the “hurry, hurry, push, push”.
In these end times, I believe good will only happen by bringing more God time into my life, so I will hear from Him~ hear His instructions for me, His love messages, His encouragements. Our morning appointments alone will not be enough. I will have to meet more frequently with Him. As I am right now thinking about this, a smile settles on my face. Spend more time in His presence is a happy thought. I love Him.
It’s in the push-time that the enemy gets to do its thing of distractions and forgetfulness, of hurts and unforgiveness, of misunderstandings and seeming callousness. I feel such a desire to have more closeness, a heart to heart with our Savior, that what breaks His heart breaks mine. Do you feel this call in your soul too? I pray for all of us that His love will flow through us one to another in gentleness and quiet joy. My friends, I wish you a New Year with lots of God space in it. May His grace rain abundantly over you and your families bringing shared laughter, success, happy surprises, and new understanding of God’s purpose for your life! May we hear Him more clearly, obey Him more promptly, and enjoy our relationship more fully!