This month's Thankful Thursday hostess, Laurie from Women Taking a Stand, chose the topic "Slow Down and Spend Time in His Presence." Wow, how timely! (How did you know, Laurie, that I needed to hear that?)
Yesterday I came home stressed out! I have a ton of stuff to do and less than two weeks to get it done. I felt so zapped. How in the world could I do this? And to think that right in the middle of this two week period, we have Labor Day coming with a day off!
Actually, I see now that having Monday off is God's provision for me. I can rest up that day to have the strength to get through the next 4 days!
I have been asked to lead the worship for next month's Ladies' Retreat. I have been thinking about how we are so busy we don't really take time to worship. When we come to church, the attitude is, "ok, lets do three songs and get worship out of the way and hopefully Pastor won't preach too long so we can get back home and do the next thing." I'm hoping to prepare the atmosphere so that we will take awhile to do worship. Spend time in His presence - perhaps without even singing! (Did you know that singing is not the only way to worship?)
Today, I'm thankful for Laurie's timely word, "slow down." I'm also thankful that we have the privilege of coming into His presence whenever we want. We don't have to go through the High Priest. The veil into the Holy of Holies has been rent, ladies! We can come approach the throne boldly to find grace and help in time of need!
What more can we ask?
To read other thankful hearts, visit Laurie at Women Taking A Stand.