Tuesdays are extremely busy days for me, and today is my first regular Tuesday of the year.
I’m sure you understand busy days.
But today is still part of my intentional 21 days of prayer. My time with the Lord has been so good for the first 9 days.
I refuse to miss out on today. So on the busiest of days, I will remember one simple secret that can help me continue in my prayer focus.
It need not be long.
Just a moment of stillness can refocus my heart. People, tasks, activities, interruptions, and distractions constantly compete for my attention. It is way too easy to reach the end of the day and realize I never stopped moving.
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Even in the midst of the busyness, we can train ourselves to focus on Jesus. We can rest knowing that God is still God. His Name will be exalted. We can continue to draw near to Jesus even on a busy day if we will purpose to do so in our hearts. Perhaps the busiest of days is when we need most to intentionally be still.
So today, I will make time to be still for five minutes.
I will be still and know that He is God.
Today’s Heart Challenge:
Be still for 5 minutes.
Yes, that’s it. But it might be harder than it sounds.
Today’s Homeschool Prayer:
Pray through the times your family talks with one another. Meals, driving, game time, read aloud time. While cleaning, cooking, playing. Intentional and reactive. All. The. Time.
Are your conversations restful or anxiety-provoking? Spend some time in prayer and ask God to reveal what leads to unrest. Ask Him to lead your family toward rest as you constantly talk with one another.
Seek Jesus first. He can give rest to your heart in the midst.
Write out your prayer as you evaluate, surrender and receive rest in your family conversations.
- Ask yourself if this area of your homeschool life is currently restful.
- Ask God to reveal any cues of unrest in your heart.
- Surrender your efforts to fix the problem.
- Surrender your expectation of the outcome.
- Ask God to give you grace and rest in the midst of your current struggle.
- Ask Him to give you guidance for ONE THING you can do to cultivate rest in this area.
Keep seeking Him first!