I have found that one of the most difficult things for me to recognize in my life, is the obvious need of Jesus. Of course I know I need Him every day, but honest moment here; sometimes that is easier in theory than in application. As much as I love Jesus, and as much as I want everyone else to know and love Him, and know they are loved by him, I will often still get swept up into the busyness of life. I am constantly learning, constantly growing, and an area that I am striving to improve, is in spending more consistent, and efficient time in God's Word.
It almost never fails. I find myself in a funk, in a mood, aggravated by everyone and everything. It hits me hard this time of year in particular, when we are so tired of winter weather and being cramped up in this tiny house throughout much of spring too.
This time, I was able to recognize it a little more quickly. I have been busy with the kids and my business. I have been reading a lot of books with my children, (or trying to keep up with my children rather), so my quiet times have been consumed mostly with fictional reading, which I love, but it is lacking.
Yesterday I found myself in a particularly hostile mood. Mind you, I'm not a mean person in these moods, so much as I really just want to go away, by myself, and ignore the world. Then, through a completely unrelated Instagram post from a friend, I stumbled upon Psalm 143, as if for the very first time.
I sincerely encourage you to read all of Psalm 143, if you are feeling, as I was; grumpy, lonely, moody, or just feel like you're missing something. David was longing for the Lord. He was crying out to Him, exclaiming, "my soul thirsts for you like a parched land." He was in need of rescuing. Life can do that to you. The enemy is everywhere in this world, and he doesn't want your thirst to be quenched. The enemy doesn't want your soul to be fulfilled. But that longing, that homesick feeling, is there for a reason.
God's Word is so fulfilling, and even when we know that; even when we pray every day, anyone of us can often fall victim to this world. Don't let the world suffocate you. Don't allow the world to take away your joy. I chose the above picture for a reason. The trees surrounding us aren't nearly as beautiful in darkness. Look up, toward the sun. When we focus on the son shining through the world surrounding us, it can breathe new life into the perspective of our days.
As a wife, mom of 4, and business owner, finding time to spend in the Word, can be difficult, so I get it! Come join me each Monday for a simple message of hope, faith, and encouragement amidst some honest mommy moments.
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