My kiddos have been enjoying a June in school, particularly because they get to enjoy field trips, school picnic days and extra fun stuff as the school year winds down. For me, it's felt a little crazier, trying to keep track of who is going where and what they need to pack and bring.
Have you ever noticed when things are chaotic and your brain is buzzing back and forth that you do the same thing in your prayer and bible reading times?
Maybe it's just me and my brain, but this week there's just been distractions. Sometimes it's life but other times it's where my focus has been and what I'm spending my time doing. In moments like these, I know it's time to slow down, to take the opportunity in the stillness of the morning to quiet my soul before the Living Water. I'll meditate on a verse or passage and pray it for myself, my family or others.
The distractions won't go away. Life is still in gear but I don't have to hit the gas every moment of the day. I can - and need to - put on the brakes, first, to stay connected to what God is doing in and through me, and second for my own health and ability to be present to those around me.
Thanks be to God whose faithfulness doesn't waver, even when ours does.
What's been distracting you this week? How can you put on the brakes in your day to rest in Christ?
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"Because Christians are called to encourage one another, we must make sure that we are crystal clear on who we are called to encourage, how we are called to provide help, and why we are called to do so. When we know the answers to these questions, we will become more skilled encouragers."
From the Momma Theologians blog this week, encoring us, ""Be on the alert," Peter tells us. "The enemy is seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8). But Nehemiah knew a secret: we're stronger against the enemy when we stand together, prayerfully fighting for and defending our families."
Here's a few ideas on how to encourage the men in your life as Father's Day arrives this weekend!
"But what if Sundays could be different? What if we could experience the Lord’s day for the gift it’s meant to be—a day of worship and rest? What if we arrived at church prepared and expecting to find encouragement from God’s people, joy in his presence, and true rest for our souls?"