Today I have five hours without children. Today I enter a new phase of my life. Today begins two days a week to focus on other things besides home schooling. So, today I woke wondering what I was going to do. Not that I don't have a long "to-do" list, but where was I suppose to spend my energy?
Our family has had in the last two weeks several storms hit us. Each of these storms has long rage affect on all of us...one is eternal. I saw them coming. God prepared me to face the storms, but I still feel a little beat up by the effects of them raging. He isn't finished yet and His promises are true, so I look to the future with peace, but my flesh is tired. He has created the storm and He is in the midst of the storm with me.
Then today I stopped to pick up my devotional and read the wrong day, but God knew... He was going to speak. I am sharing it with you since it spoke to me so directly. I pray that it speaks to someone else also. I will do as it suggests. God has spoke on what my plans are for my first free day.....sitting quietly before Him.
Jesus Calling by Sarah Young
Demonstrate your trust in Me by sitting quietly in My Presence. Put aside all that is waiting to be done, and refuse to worry about anything. This scared time together strengthens you and prepares you to face whatever the day will bring. By waiting with Me before you begin the day's activities, you proclaim the reality of My living Presence. This act of faith - waiting before working-is noted in the spirit world, where your demonstration of trust weakens principalities and powers of darkness.
The most effective way to resist evil is to draw near Me. When you need to take action, I will guide you clearly through My Spirit and My Word. The world is so complex and overstimulating that you can easily lose your sens of direction. Doing countless unnecessary activities will dissipate your energy. When you spend time with Me, I restore your sense of direction. As you look to Me for guidance, I enable you to do less but accomplish more.
Luke 12:22-28, Eph. 6:12, Prov. 16:3
May you have a blessed week and God directs your path.