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Pencil marks spill across nearly every space on the calendar.  Notes about track meets, school programs, doctor’s appointments, and other obligations are tell-tale reminders of a busy life spent managing the schedules of four kids and a hard-working, people-oriented husband.  I look ahead a few months and sigh with relief–July, August, and September are still blank.  Ahhhh…

Are you as busy as I am?  Unless I intentionally create moments for reflection and refreshment, I tend to hurry through my days without pausing.   I miss the important things.

So…each morning when I open my eyes I try to lie still for just a minute.  Thank you, God, for this day.  Reflecting on his goodness and the gifts in my life helps me keep things in perspective–at least for a while.

Yes, I will still need to grocery shop, put the laundry away, practice subtraction facts with my son, and answer the email at work.  But that can wait…first things first.

Scripture for Reflection

30-33“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.  (Matthew 6:30-33 MSG)

Intentional Moments with God


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