"Relax in My healing, holy Presence.
Allow Me to transform you through this time alone with Me.
As your thoughts center more and more on Me,
trust displaces fear and worry. ...
Time spent with Me, not only increases your trust;
it also helps you discern what is important and what is not."
Time, and how we spend our time - these are decisions that we make every day of our lives. Sometimes the pressing necessities of life leave us with no choice, and the use of our time is dictated to us.
But in most of our days, there also remains a choice. No matter what the season of life we are in.
Will I choose to spend my hours in worry, and fretting, in rushing through life? These thieves come stealing precious moments throughout the day. Even stealing whole days. Using up our time. There are more things to worry about with each passing year, and as mothers, we are experts at worry and fretting.
But what if we could replace worry with peace? I am continuing to learn. As we center our thoughts more and more on the Giver of Peace, our worries and fears are replaced with trust.
There is a cost for this exchange. For One who gave His Life for us, it cost Him everything. But for us, the cost is minimal. The only requirement is that we give of our time. Choosing to spend time with Him, resting, and listening ... exchanging our worry for trust.
When my husband and I have extra loads of concern on our hearts, we often drive up to a peaceful hill overlooking our small town. A place that calms our hearts. And we spend time together, talking with and listening to our loving, faithful God - the Source of Love and Peace. And we drive back down the hill with our burdens of concern lifted. And with Peace in our hearts.
|Beautiful flowers on a marker at the cemetery, photo taken yesterday as we walked and exchanged concern for peace.|
"So be careful how you live.
Don't live like fools,
but like those who are wise."
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