It seems running is all I do lately. The last two weeks I moved from one thing to the next with barely time for a breath. Do this. Change gears. Do that. Again. And again. And again.
Staying focused on God can be challenging when I’m so busy. But without Him I become short-tempered, sharp-toned, task-oriented. I’ve lived that way, and I don’t want to do it again.
Intentionally praying throughout the day helps. Those reminders on my desk help me remember to turn to Him. They help me respond to Him instead of my circumstance.
Being rooted in God’s Word helps too. His Word, living water (John 4:13-14) soothes and refreshes my tired spirit (John 7:38-39). When I need refreshment for my dry and weary mind and soul, I open God’s Word and know He loves me and plans for my good (Romans 8:28).
God uses His Word to remind me of the Truth. I memorize Scripture. Meditate on it during the day. I choose a verse each week to memorize and meditate on. When I’m anxious, irritable, frazzled, His Word fills my mind and makes me aware of the Truth. He is right there with me.
Memorizing, reviewing, meditating on God’s Word calms my heart and mind. It changes my focus from the circumstance to the One who is sovereign. The One I trust.
This week, I’m reviewing Psalm 1. I memorized this Psalm before, but while I remember the gist, I forgot the exact words. So I’m memorizing it again. And I’ll review it daily throughout all of 2015.
What a glorious promise it contains! If I stay rooted in God’s Word, knowing it, meditating on it, I will be blessed. Fruitful–even times of stress or busyness or difficulty. Prosper in my serving Him. And He will see me as righteous. Not because of myself, but because of Jesus.
His Word is needed. Drink it up, let it refresh.