My demands, obligations, and schedule were so tight, that when a detour or an accident caused a delay, I found myself annoyed and frustrated. Ironically, God often used those inconveniences to get me to slow down, be still, and draw me near to Him.
disruptions are often an opportunity to recognize and possibly demonstrate God’s love. It may not be convenient, but in Christ’s ministry, hardly any of His interactions were convenient.
God is on that path in front going before me. If I let disruptions distract me, I’ll wander off the road and end up self-absorbed.
Sometimes our burdens blind our ability to experience the peace and joy that the Lord wants to give us.
Would I have come away from that experience knowing that I had just witnessed the presence of the Living God? Or would I have been more enamored, like a child, with waving of the palm branches, the excitement of the crowd, and even the donkey?
I hope that I would have the awareness of the presence of my Savior and savor the experience of standing on Holy Ground.
Hi Friends! These are unprecedented times and each of our lives have been disrupted. I’ll be working on a new devotion- Distraction of Disruption. But in the meantime, I wanted to give you this resource. Some of you may have seen this online through Facebook or Instagram. It’s my Required Retreat Worksheet. It is my…
I know there are times when I face overwhelming situations that seem impossible to separate the mess from the stress, the burdens from the needs, or the inconveniences from the obligations. However there are promises, hope, and strength to be found in our times of struggle and confusion.
The picture above hung on the wall of my children’s nursery, a baby gift from my college room-mate. Little did I know how much this simple verse expressed a life time struggle for me.
I look at the first Christmas and how little Mary and Joseph had when Jesus was born. I am sure they did not feel prepared for the massive responsibility on their shoulders, but they continued to trust the Lord and His plan.