January 19, 2011

p r i o r i t i e "S"

S - Sabbaths (time out to get refreshed, regain perspective, reflect, re-evaluate, re-prioritize), and stay sensitive and surrendered to the Spirit of God

We know that God rested on the 7th day after He Created the heavens and earth. We know that He created a sabbath day of rest for us. A necessary part of setting priorities is creating time to rest and refocus. To stop and reflect on what is happening around us, to regain proper perspective according to what God is telling us as we stay sensitive and surrendered to His spirit.

As a mother it's difficult to think about having a proper "rest" time. A complete day may be out of the question! But short quiet moments in my day and week do come. Those times when the children are content and busily occupying themselves, the peace at nighttime when they are tucked into bed, and maybe even a quiet bath when daddy is watching them. To stop and ponder what God is doing in our lives, when we have these quiet moments is so important.

Perhaps the above acronym definition should be reversed---Stay sensitive and surrendered to the Spirit of God so we don't miss the opportunities to take advantage of those Sabbath moments.

"...ask the Lord at the start of your day to direct your day, to order your steps. Then throughout the day, be listening."  --- Nancy Leigh DeMoss

It boils down to who and what we place our trust in, doesn't it? If we are trusting the Lord in regards to the interruptions in our paths, in the opportunities that present themselves---if we submit or yield ourselves to Him, we will find that spirit of rest.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." --- Jesus Christ in Matthew 11:28

"Yes, my soul finds rest in God; my hope comes from Him." --- Psalm 62:5

"This is what the Lord says, "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls." --- Jeremiah 6:16

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