Devotionals

Grounded in God

Boy, life is busy sometimes. I’m not saying it’s particularly healthy for us to be busy but sometimes it just happens. Yesterday, I was at the CCSS (Social Studies) conference and although it was incredibly informative and wonderful, it was busy. In fact, the weeks leading up to Spring Break always feel kind of rushed. We go at a breakneck speed in this life.

Yet when we’re constantly rushing from one event, lesson plan, appointment, meeting to the next, there is little time for God. Quiet times become a checklist. Prayer becomes abrupt. God is pushed to the sidelines. But God is never really on the sidelines. We just think He is because our focus is elsewhere.

Friends, we can be busy and grounded in God. There’s no rule saying we can only talk to God in the dull moments of the day. God is with us 100% of the time. We might think we can’t fit Him in but He’s already there. So today, talk to Him. As you transition from one activity or task to the next, invite Him into the moment. Tell Him how you’re doing. Tell Him something you thought was funny. Ask Him to talk through you as you speak to others. Ask Him to speak to you of His loving, life-giving truths. Busyness is not an excuse for avoiding the One who made you. So let’s turn to Him today and receive what our souls long for.

“Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” -Luke 10:38-42

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