Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Too Busy for Jesus

I sat in my office surveying the endless piles demanding my attention. A glance to the calendar showed me nonstop activities all month. Feeling overwhelmed, I turned back to my computer to catch up on never-ending emails. Immediately, I felt a holy nudge.

“In a minute, Lord,” I said.

I paused in my spirit. How many times have I put the Lord off for one more email, one more phone call, or one more task? I knew the truth. The load of my day tends to guide me more than the One who created the day. I grieved knowing there were many moments I ignored His request to draw near.

I pushed away from my computer knowing the pile of endless tasks would be waiting for me in the morning. Jesus longed for my undivided attention. I dropped to my knees and entered into a time of worship with my Lord. I felt my heart align with His as He ministered to me and restored me.

Twenty minutes later I opened my eyes. My office looked the same. The in box was full and the undertaking massive. Yet, I was changed. Personal renewal filled my heart by simply bending a knee and drawing near to Him.

He longs to be close to you today. Will you draw near? Will you?

Reflective Scripture

Come near to God and He will come near to you. James 4:8

Soaking Music

Drink of You by Laura Rhinehart


  1. Laura, you have such a powerful way of communicating issues I struggle with constantly! Blessings to you for showcasing humanity in such an honest way. Reading your posts is like breathing in real and fresh air.

  2. Love this Laura, thanks for being transparent for all of us on the same journey! :)

  3. Laura, let me take a minute to tell you that you are an amazing writer!!! Thank you for being such an honest woman and allowing your readers to experience your life. Many of us out here are dealing with the same issues but I would never be able to express them as well as you have! God has truly blessed you with a be encouraged and keep writing!!!! Love, Pam

  4. Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and comments. It encourages me to keep writing vulnerably!

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  6. Hi Laura

    Great post - I like the 'holy nudge'. Mine feels more like a shove most days which I'm guessing is a good thing! I like your profile. Like you I'm trying to use my writing and poetry to give back to God and maybe - just maybe make an impact for God. Thanks, David