Thursday, August 28, 2014

Of Highest Priority

I find myself being reminded over and over again. Of what is most important. It takes a lot of reminders in this day that we live in ... where busy is the common denominator, where even our idle moments can be filled up with checking for the latest statuses, photos, and messages. It takes a determined effort to unplug, to be still, and to really listen.

Come away with Me for awhile.
The world with its nonstop demands can be put on hold.
I have called you to follow Me on a solitary path,
making time alone with Me
your highest priority and deepest Joy.
(Jesus Calling)

As I journey into this next season of life for me, I need to be reminded. Of what is most important, and of what will give a sure foundation for whatever is ahead for me. Of what will give me security and hope. The kind of security that has no expiration date. 

And I am reminded of these words ...

" ... but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
and on His law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers."
(Psalm 1:2-3)

The way to prosper, to yield fruit in its season, to not wither - calls for me to pay attention to what I delight in most of all. 

To delight in His Word, to delight in Him.

Keeping the soil of my heart fertile and receptive to Him.
Letting Him grow strong roots in me. 

"Remember the lesson of the seed too in its sending a shoot down so that it may be rooted and grounded, while at the same time it sends a shoot up to be the plant and flower that shall gladden the world. The two growths are necessary. Without the strong root it would soon wither, as much activity fails for lack of growth in Me. The higher the growth up, the deeper must be the enrooting. Many forget this and thus their work ceases to be permanent for Me. Beware of the leaves and flowers without the strong root." (God Calling)

Could it be
that as I approach
this next season of life -
my biggest investment
of energy and time is ...
to grow more in love with Jesus
to seek after His words and His heart -
to hear with understanding and to follow -
loving Him
with all my heart, soul, and mind
letting Him grow strong roots in me
and bearing His fruit
through all the seasons of life

This post is part of my Heart Focus as I approach a new season in life ... pausing to listen, and to think on those things of most importance. My season may be different from yours, but these thoughts may resonate with you in your season of life, as well. 

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  1. So good! So true, Cherry! That's what I want to do with this season of my life before I meet Him face to face.

    1. Thanks for your visit, Janis, and for your encouraging words! The best way to live all our days:)