“Please sit down and eat!”
I probably say this to my daughter at least four or five times during a family meal. She has a large amount of energy and often has a hard time staying put long enough to eat a meal. Sometimes her excuses for leaving the table are good…she has to go to the bathroom, she takes the last napkin and needs to refill the napkin holder, or she wants another glass of milk. Sometimes the excuses are a bit on the flimsy side…she wants to see what the cat is doing, or she realizes that she has lost something and wants to go look for it. All of the ups and downs drive me crazy!
And then I realize that I’m just like her when I sit down to eat of my daily Bread. I cringe when I think of how often I sit down to spend time with the Lord, but my mind is all over the place. I fight thoughts of menu planning, schedule coordination, responding to the beep of the dryer, etc. The list of distractions is endless. The pace of life is crazy and hectic, and it is so easy for the insanity to creep into my quiet time with the Lord. Oh how I need to learn to...
“The wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” (Isaiah 26:3, KJV)