Do not harden your heart
Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart…” Psalm 95:7-8
This morning I was busy cleaning and organizing. My day was planned, I had my list. The list that told me all of the important things that needed to be done. I was let’s say “in a cleaning frenzy”!
- Unload the dishes
- Sweep the floor
- Wash the floor
- Clean the refrigerator
- Strip the beds
- Windows (maybe)
- Clean the ceiling fans
I was well on my way to hitting these items hard and fast. I felt like the energizer bunny. In the midst of cleaning those pesky crumbs, coffee beans and dog hairs from under the front of the stove I had a thought come into my mind,
“Meet with Me.”
There was no misunderstanding as to who was talking. God was asking me to stop and spend some time with Him. Again I heard,
“There is only one thing that is needed.”
I would like to tell you that I dropped everything and immediately spent time with Him. Sadly, I did not. I want to make an excuse that what I was doing, my list and all, was so important. It was not!
So I set an appointment with Him and set the clock for five minutes. In five minutes, no matter what, I would sit with the Lord. I am happy to say that I did. I know that you may think, “Why would she do that? She should have and sat with Him right away.”
I would rather come to Him with my heart and mind focussed then to be distracted. I want to sit at His feet and learn from him. I am grateful for the graciousness He shows to me and His gentle leadings.
Sometimes we have this picture of an angry God who demands our love and committment to Him. I am so grateful that my experience with Him has been so loving and patient.
As I have begun to listen to his direction more and more, I hear His voice more clearly than before.
How is God calling you to spend time with Him?
Enjoy His presence. He is calling you to himself.
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