Have you ever had one of those days where it seems you can't get to the things you intended to do? Today (this week) has been one of those days! I'm severely behind on my Bible Study, I'm late in writing the daily devotional, And it seems like my attention is being pulled in several directions. What to do? What to do? I need to find a way to put everything on Pause and go back to my Creator. I need to find a place to be still, but when my day is in serving others, how do I stop and be still? How do I be quiet? There's not an easy answer with a busy schedule, but I have to consider the other things I find time for. I need to MAKE time to be still before my God. I need to STOP and be still before Him. I need to make sure that I am holding myself accountable to what I said I would do with Him, and I have not. The Bible says that the busier he got, Jesus spent MORE time alone with God. When John the Baptist died, the crowds pressed around Him, Jesus dismissed them, sending His disciples ahead of him. After He did this, He went up the mountainside to pray, and be alone with the Father. If Jesus says to us (still) "Follow Me," in other words, "walk in my steps," shouldn't we, too, dismiss the crowds, send those following us ahead, and do the same? Shouldn't we spend time alone with God, as Jesus did? There must come a time when we stop all things and spend alone time with Him. We send the crowds (even at need) away. Jesus wasn't indifferent to their needs, but He understood His need was for the Father, and that He could not be what they needed Him to be if He wasn't right with His Father. We need to absolutely do the same! Period. Full Stop! Psalm 1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; for the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.