There are times when we try to push these bodies to the limit. We starve them of nutrients, sleep and rest. But then later, we are appalled and don't understand when they begin to fall apart on us. No matter how busy you are, you have to make time for restoration and refreshing.
While at the gas station sitting in my car, I was able to center myself. There was no music. No conversation. Nothing but relative silence. And in that silence, I remembered my Source and prayed. By pouring out all that was in my heart, I found refreshing.
Here's a weird truth I've found: the busier we are, the more we should pray. When you have a day that brings many changes, challenges and blessings, you need to be dropping each happening at the feet of God. By staying in constant communication with Him, you don't get bogged down with the cares of this world. You stay in a place of empowerment and enlightenment. You stay connected to the Source and nothing that happens stays with you because as each thing comes along, you are presenting it as a freewill offering to God. Yet it seems the busier we get, the less we pray. The less time we spend listening to God. Here's how you change that:
- Before you get out of bed, spend a moment in silence. Thank God for the day and ask His guidance and will for it. Then give it a moment of sitting with Him.
- As you get each task done, take a moment to thank God for the accomplishment. Acknowledge Him as you move along to the next task.
- When you find yourself getting overwhelmed, take a bathroom break and take one full minute to close your eyes and practice breathing exercises. Remind yourself that the treasure you have is that the power is of GOD and not you yourself. Visualize your Father watching you and cheering for you. Then go back to your tasks.
No matter what is going on with you, do not think that prayer and silent time with God won't help. There is no clarity like that you get when you are connected to the Vine. Be blessed!
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