In the noise of this world, everything seems to be loud, important, and urgent. Big news, colorful memes, buzzing phones and then the responsibilities and demands that tug at us like a dog with a rope toy. Robbing us of the eternal importance of silence, stillness and truth.
Slipping under the covers at night, feeling tossed around, beat up and empty; we fluff the pillow under our head hoping it can carry the weight of all the burdens we collected today.
In all of it, God extends himself, inviting us to take His yoke. Easy and light. But how? How do we do the important, carry the important and care for the important God’s way?
For me this is where time spent memorizing God’s Word has proven to be the key. Resting my mind on Him, meditating on what is eternally important, leads me to a refreshing perspective, His.
Resting my mind on Him, meditating on what is eternally important, leads me to a refreshing perspective, His. #tendingbythewordTweet
Ps 119 tells us that hiding his word in our hearts keeps us from sin. It offers the ready-guidance we need. But in the weaving of His word into my mind, I have found a healing of my thoughts, worries and concerns that comes no other way. The turning over and chewing on truth offers me the perspective of real importance throughout the moments of my day.
Folding clothes, rehearsing verses as prayer over my loved ones. Cooking dinner, turning over the truth and letting the words renew my mind. In the dark moments of a sleepless night where suddenly everything is important , my mind has a life giving invitation to return to His rest.
Tucking God’s Words into my heart and mind tethers the wandering thoughts and fleeting fears to what is true, right and good. Having the soft place to land our thoughts and allow God’s truth to guide, silences the seemingly important and makes space for the eternally important.
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