Friday, June 10, 2011

Give Your Mind a Break

"Give your mind a break from planning and trying to anticipate what will happen."  This jumped off the pages of Jesus Calling early this morning in my Quiet Time.  I don't know about you, but I needed permission to give my mind a break from planning!  There is always something in my life that needs planning - my daily, weekly, etc. schedule, Sunday School, Women's Ministry and on and on.  Sometimes that planning and the anticipation of what might occur interferes with my sleep.

By "nature" I am a planner.  That's not necessarily a bad trait, but one can go overboard with a good thing.  The key, of course, is to let the Holy Spirit be in control of my day, my week, my future - let Him be in on the planning.  Let Him be my Guide.

Psalm 62:5 says, "Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him."  To give my mind a break (a rest), I must be ever aware of the Lord's constant Presence with me.  This becomes a reality through prayer - constant prayer.  Pray, pray, pray.  Listen, listen, listen.  Obey, obey, obey.  Rest in Him.