Cast Up A Highway



Busy Bugs Eat Stillness

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 7:05 AM

Let me never be too busy to spend quality time with You, Father. I can tell it’s been awhile, when I hesitate to go to Your throne room. I am sorry Lord. Holy Spirit, thank You for reminding me and convicting me. Being with You is always a time of refreshment!

Some time ago there was that song ‘Cats In The Cradle’ of the little boy and his dad and every time the boy wanted the dad to play with him the dad was always too busy. When the boy grew up the roles reversed and the boy was too busy to pay attention to the dad. “... we’ll have a good time then son.” But “then” never really came. . .

When you comin' home dad?

I don't know when, but we'll get together then son

You know we'll have a good time then

I know Lord, You are a loving Father and will never be too busy for me; You gave Your Son for me. The depth of that love is incredible Father, I’ll never deserve it; but You love me deeply, because I am Your child. I recognize and am so thankful for what Jesus did for me, and I have invited Him into my heart and choose to serve Him as the Lord of Lords.

Father, I set aside time for You almost every day, but then distractions and other work invade the space and my mind takes off in different pursuits. And our one-on-one time gets eaten up. Today I focus on You and hear You say, “Be still and know that I am God.” What use to be easy has become difficult . . . “be still”. I was still for a bit then around the edges of my space of stillness crept busy little critters in frenzied momentum calling to me about all that needs to be accomplished today. It eats my stillness space. “Lord help me focus on You, give me a Scripture to study, something to do for You.” Perhaps that’s the problem~I always need to be DO-ING something. I need help Holy Spirit. Help me to quiet my mind and return to that place of peace.

Do you have trouble being 'still'?

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                                        AWESOME GOD


Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.

Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!

Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:

Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.

Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.