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