Journal Gems—What is Most Important Part 5My first post in a series on things God spoke to me in 2011. I hope these bless you as much as they blessed me!
THIS—praying, reading Bible, being quiet enough to listen, thinking about God, writing my thoughts down—THIS is NOT a waste of time!! Remember that! Contrare!! It is essential, vital, critical, urgent, important, top priority!! Do not be distracted from this! THIS is the most important thing you do everyday and it is needed every day. DO NOT SKIP! NO NOT MISS! CRUCIAL!! [Do you think perhaps I’ve been tempted to skip my quiet time? Yup, you caught me! Hence the very strong reminders from the Lord to not skip!)
It’s the drivenness that you need to be freed from. Rest in my peace. Rest in my joy. Rest in my love. Don’t ever strive. Rest and trust. Be in the now, the present, the today. This is one of your hardest struggles. You go to the past and the future in your mind and miss me when I’m right in front of you.
Drink deeper. Savor longer. Meditate. Swallow, digest, assimilate. No more nibbling on the run for you. Your spirit needs huge feasts from my Spirit to yours. Do not ignore. No excuses. This is my calling for you. It’s what you’ve been asking for and what I greatly desire for you. Stop feeling guilty for spending time with me! Take larger bits and take your time. No rush. No hurry. No timetable.
What has God been speaking to you? Share in the comments below.
To read part 1 in this series, go here.
To read part 2 in this series, go here.
To read part 3 in this series, go here.
To read part 4 in this series, go here.