I had a lot to do today; I wanted to finish cleaning the vacant rental property so I could call for an inspection. So, I jumped into doing stuff before I took time to follow my usual routine of prayer, Bible readings, incense, harp music, hot tea and sitting. And, you know what happened? Nothing! I didn’t accomplish one thing. All I did was spin emotional wheels. I felt uneasy and out of sorts. My mind was all over the place. It felt like pure chaos. Then, it dawned on me; something was missing. So, I started self-talk (right now this sounds better than talking to myself.) “Just stop,” I whispered. “Go back home and start all over again.” So, I put my pride in my pocket and told the friend who was helping me I had to go home, sit on the front porch and breathe. She just smiled and said, “Okay.” Thank God for an understanding, accepting friend willing to continue working while I went home to regroup. And, regroup is what I did.
I came back home, grabbed my Bible, my devotional and sat on the front porch in a comfortable chair, just breathing in and out, looking at the trees, listening to the sounds, until I felt calm. Then, I opened my devotional and the scripture for the day started out: “A heart at peace gives life to the body… (Proverbs 14:30, NIV). Lord, Lord, Lord! Doesn’t God meet us where and when we need Him the most? I relaxed, thanked God, sat for about five more minutes and was then ready to restart my day. And, you know what happened? With the help of my friend, we were able to get everything completed. The property is now ready to be listed. Plus, a bonus was we don’t need the inspection after all. The information we needed was uncovered during the cleaning.
So, today I was reminded again of the importance for me to put God first in all things. Life is just more peaceful and fulfilling when I do.
God, help me remember that I can do little without You, but I can accomplish wonderful things with You. Help me remember that I don’t have to waste time spinning wheels when I can save time by coming to you first. Thank You. Amen, Amen, Amen