It’s been one of those weeks.
The kind that eat away at you.
When day upon day is full of strife or stress or … both.
Days when it seems the piles of work, housework, bills, and commitments are way bigger than you are.
And you don’t even have time for God.
That was me this week.
On page 164 Tracie writes “Let’s face it, if we are too busy to spend time with God, then we are absolutely way too busy.”
She got me.
This entire chapter was a reminder to me that NOTHING should come before God. NOTHING.
When it does, the piles in my life are overwhelming.
The choices I make are reactions and not thoughtful God centered plans.
I love the Bible verses she uses in this chapter as well.
I can’t say I’ve ever really read the verse from Deuteronomy 11:18 that says, “Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.” But what a picture of God’s plan!
Do we live these words? Is the word of God tied as a symbol on my hand? Do I know scripture well enough that when the world does get crazy and life does come crashing in, I turn there first, not last.
My prayer is that now it will be. My promise to God and to myself is to learn scripture so that I have it whatever the circumstance.
I want my life to be grounded in Him. Not in circumstance. I want to say like David in 2 Samuel 22:33
“It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.”
Thank you, Tracie, for the reminder.