Do not harden your heart

Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your heart…" Psalm 95:7-8

This morning I was busy cleaning and organizing.  My day was planned. I had my list. The list that told me all of the important things that needed to be done. I was let's say "in a cleaning frenzy"!
  • Unload the dishes
  • Sweep the floor
  • Wash the floor
  • Clean the refrigerator
  • Vacuum
  • Bathrooms
  • Strip the beds
  • Windows (maybe)
  • Dust
  • Clean the ceiling fans
I was well on my way to hitting these items hard and fast.  I felt like the energizer bunny.  In the midst of cleaning those pesky crumbs, coffee beans and dog hairs from under the front of the stove I had a thought come into my mind,
"Meet with Me."
There was no misunderstanding as to who was talking. God was asking me to stop and spend some time with Him.  again I heard,
"There is only one thing that is needed."
I would like to tell you that I dropped everything and immediately spent time with Him.  Sadly, I did not. I want to make an excuse and say, that what I was doing, my list and all, was so important. It was not! So I set an appointment with Him and set the clock for five minutes. In five minutes, no matter what, I would sit with the Lord. I am happy to say that I did. I know that you may think, "why would she do that? She should have and sat with Him right away."

I would rather come to Him with my heart and mind focussed then to be distracted. I want to sit at His feet and learn from him. I am grateful for the graciousness He shows to me and His gentle leadings.

Sometimes we have this picture of an angry God who demands our love and committment to Him. That has not been my experience with Him. He gently woos me and lovingly redirects when I am out of step with Him. As I have begun to listen to his direction more and more, I hear His voice more clearly than before.

How is God calling you to spend time with Him?
 Enjoy His presence.                                                              

He is calling you to himself.

Thank you for times in your presence.  There is nothing like being with you in prayer and in your word. I love hearing you call. Help me to not let my list or my day come before you.
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