Monday, July 25, 2011

Campmeeting

The past few weeks have been crazy.  I haven't had time to write or enough brain power to put complete thoughts together.  The second week in July our church had its 25th Camp meeting.  We had a great time with special music and guest preachers.  In all there were 24 messages preached by the various guest preachers.  I missed some due to working in the nursery and with our younger children.  

The theme the Lord was impressing on me during these meetings was to simplify.  Get back to a simple focus.  Make the time to spend "at Jesus' feet" as Mary did in Luke 10.  I remember our associate pastor preaching a message several years ago called "The Martha Syndrome."   I am suffering from that.  I am much too busy.  We have too many things that occupy my time.  My goal is to simplify.  It needs to start with being, "Mary for a while."  Sitting at the Lord's feet and allowing Him to show me what my plan needs to be for the day.  That sounds so simple, yet I struggle with just sitting there.  I am always thinking about the next thing. Always ready to get up and go.  The solution:  training my flesh to sit...to be still...to listen to the "still small voice."

"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."-Ps 46:10

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."- Mt. 11:28-30

1 comment:

  1. hey Di! Lovely post - I am with you about simplifying... I feel like the past few years have just gotten busier and busier. Lately I've been trying to remember to "say no" to all the activities and such that come up. I need to simplify too and just be the keeper at home, AT HOME! LOL
    Praying for you as you sit at His Feet!

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