“Come Away!” – Jesus
“Come Away!” – Jesus
“One thing I have desired of the Lord,
That will I seek:
That I may dwell in the house of the Lord
All the days of my life,
To behold the beauty of the Lord,
And to inquire in His temple.
For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.”
I read this psalm in my devotions Sunday morning before Dave’s message entitled “Come Away!”- Jesus. As he was encouraging us to come away with Jesus everyday, I was reminded of these verses I read earlier that morning. I thought, “How awesome is the Lord?” I had just read about seeking, dwelling and beholding the Lord and that I can hide myself in Him and then Dave hits on that exact point during his message. I love when that happens! Clearly something the Lord wanted to draw my attention to. And I think it’s something He wants to draw all our attention to. No matter how busy, how tired, how I just don’t feel like it I am- all the more, I must make time to sit with the Lord and let His Word wash over me. Every day. How are we going to pour out onto others if we haven’t been properly filled first?
The days that I hit snooze way too many times and wake up with the kids tend to always be a little rough. I feel rushed, edgy, and like I’ve just been thrown into a full day of my families needs and a to do list that is a mile long. The wheels already seem to be falling off before 10:00 am! You see, I need a fresh filling EVERY morning. What a peace it brings when I rise earlier than my kids to have that quiet time with the Lord. To read my Bible, to pray and to just be quiet before the Lord. There is nothing like it. What a delight it is to be established in the Lord! We can have rest for our weary hearts and rest for our anxious souls. We can receive a word in that early morning time that lasts all through the day. Just constantly feeding on the faithfulness of His Word. The Lord is so good.
So seek Jesus daily. Fight for that time. The devil will do everything he can to rob it from you. Hide yourself in the Lord and allow Him to lavish you in His grace and love.
“Even if you have not a long time to spend in the morning with your God, hem it with quietness.” - Bishop Handley Moule