The past two years I’ve been committed to reading the bible in a year and this year I’m on a journey to go through the chronological bible…really exciting!
Here’s the deal…
I’ve struggled these past couple of months with consistency. I’ve had a desire to be consistent but “life” as some of you may be able to relate has been a lot of crazy… managing a home, marriage, family, homeschooling, church involvement, the list continues.
In a recent conversation with my husband, I shared with him that I felt as though my well was running dry.
During this time of inconsistency, I was all over the place both mentally and physically.
What I noticed over the two year period of consistency was, I was a lot more focused, could hear from the Lord a lot clearer, wasn’t easily moved by things or people and able to recognize the schemes of the enemy at the onset, rather than in the midst.
What I’ve learned is in order for me to be at my best, I need to start each morning sitting and learning at the feet of Jesus.
“It’s easy to be a Martha but it takes desire and discipline to be a Mary.”
I know life gets busy and there are meals to be made, dishes to load into the dishwasher, errands to run, kids to transport to extracurricular activities and so forth, however our need for Jesus is much greater.
Please, don’t be mistaken. I’m not telling you to neglect your responsibilities, though there are times I wished I could … lol.
Our days can be a lot more productive if we choose that which is best… setting time a part to meet with Jesus and allowing him to lead and guide us throughout the day.
There may be days when it’s challenging to have devotion first thing in the morning but don’t let too many days go by without it. Also, don’t beat yourself up for missing a day or two, but rather pick up where you left off.
My prayer is that you and I will choose daily to live as Mary, to sit and learn at the feet of Jesus; to learn to be a godly wife, mother, sister and friend.
We can prevent our well from running dry by being consistent in God’s word and spending time in His presence. May your heart be encouraged in the Lord today and forever. 🙂
Bible Reference: Luke 10:38-42, Psalm 1:3, Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 5:6