Today I read this:
“Stop trying to work things out before their times have come. Accept the limitations of living one day at a time. When something comes to your attention, ask ME (God)whether or not it is part of today’s agenda. If it isn’t, release it into My care and go on about today’s duties. When you follow this practice, there will be a beautiful simplicity about your life; a time for everything and everything in its time.
A life lived close to Me is not complicated or cluttered. When your focus is on My Presence, many things that once troubled you lose their power over you. Though the world around you is messy and confusing, remember that I have overcome the world. I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. (based on Ecclesiastes 3:1; John 16:33)” –Jesus Calling, Sarah Young
Today, as I am sitting here recovering from yesterday’s gall bladder and hernia repair surgery and I’m allowing others to care for my day to day tasks and my kids, I’m reminded that I am so blessed by others.
I’m blessed by great friends and family who genuinely care for me. Who pray for me when I need it. Who literally are here for me.
I’m also reminded that sometimes I need to stop glorifying busy (thanks Jon Acuff for the picture), glorifying productive, and glorifying clean. Life with Christ requires abandonment of those things.
I need to sit back more often and watch my kids interact. I need to sit back and focus on those placed right in front of me. I need to focus my days on Jesus and allow the rest to fade.
Today, is my day to uncomplicate life, for once, to do nothing but sit back and enjoy the scenery and the blessings. Today with many physical limitations, I’m trusting God that the mundane will get done. And I’m praising Him for the small blessings visually present in sitting back and watching.