Monday, June 10, 2013

When God Whispers In Your Ear


I was standing in front of my closet. 

I was thinking about how busy our weekend was, and how little we saw our oldest daughter during it.  She had graduation parties to attend, a babysitting job, and we just didn't get a chance to sit and talk.  I was contemplating how I didn't like her being so busy that we couldn't connect with each other.

Then I heard the whisper.

That little God whisper that said "That's exactly how I  feel". 

As I pulled out clothing for the day, it hit me.  This IS exactly how God feels when we don't take the time to connect with him.  We have lots of reasons for our busyness~our homes, children, spouses, church commitments, friends, fatigue...the list can go on.  They may even be good reasons. 

But we are neglecting our relationship with the ONE who really matters most.  The One who we should be making time for.  No matter what our situation, no matter how busy we may be, we should be spending time with our heavenly father.

This whisper was eye opening for me.  Some days I am so busy that at the end of the day, I hit the pillow and realize I haven't spend time with the Lord during the day.  So I half heartedly whisper my prayers as I am falling asleep.  This is not the relationship the Lord wants with us.  He doesn't want our leftovers.  He wants our entire attention.  He wants us to talk with him.  Take our burdens to Him.  Thank Him for our blessings.  Praise Him for what we have been given.  Listen to His whispers.  Hear what He has to tell us.

A relationship!

So as I realize how much I want to maintain a close relationship to my children, I remember that God wants a close relationship with His children.  If you haven't spent time with the Lord yet today, make time.  Cut out a part of your day and be intentional about spending time with Him.  My day is so much brighter when I remember this, and it will be for you also.

Blessings,

7 comments:

  1. Very good Jess and so true!

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  2. It's so easy to miss that time and to make excuses (the baby woke up at 6 and cut right into my quiet time).... My husband and I were just talking about this. Thanks for posting. It's always good to be reminded of our need to spend time with God.

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  3. Like you, I also have realized this principle during times when my children have made me feel unimportant in their lives. I believe one reason God gives us children is to help us realize His own longings. Thanks for sharing this.

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  4. Thank you Jess for sharing this insight. I too have noticed that I am not always putting Him in the forefront each day! Thanks for the gentle reminder :-)

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  5. Very true Jess, how God wants us and our attention. God help us to always spend time and satisfy Him with our attention. Thanks for sharing, coming by from Mom's Mingle, do have a super blessed day!
    Love

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  6. Absolutely! We must place HIM first on our agenda - not as a leftover.

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