Thursday, April 7, 2011
Taking Inventory of the Garden
I found my heart to be in a similar situation this morning as well. I woke up with a thousand things running through my mind. I got out of bed and was about to begin my daily routine when I realized that I didn't want to just go through the motions. I was tired of all the craziness going on. As much as I was trying to gain control myself and put things in order, it just wasn't working. The main idea of participating in the 21 day Daniel fast is to spend even more time in prayer and quiet surrender with God. Even though I was doing that each morning, it was becoming part of my routine instead of a time to unwind and seek God's direction. I decided to sit down on the couch, take a big time out, and just read a devotional and wait for God to speak. I had the time and it was time I took it!
Jesus knows us better than we know ourselves, but He invites us to open up and communicate with Him anyway. I took a look at my heart and the distractions around me and asked Him to help me stay focused on Him alone. What a huge relief it was to share and allow Him to take each thought from my shoulders and place it on His own. Jesus says, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28). "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you (I Peter 5:7).