Alarm clock screaming bare feet hit the floor
It’s off to the races everybody out the door
I’m feeling like I’m falling behind, it’s a crazy life
Ninety miles an hour going fast as I can
Trying to push a little harder trying to get the upper hand
So much to do in so little time, it’s a crazy life
It’s ready, set, go it’s another wild day
When the stress is on the rise in my heart I feel You say just
Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest at My feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need
Is to just breathe
Third cup of joe just to get me through the day
Wanna make the most of time but I feel it slip away
I wonder if there’s something more to this crazy life
I’m busy, busy, busy, and it’s no surprise to see
That I only have time for me, me, me
There’s gotta be something more to this crazy life
I’m hanging on tight to another wild day
When it starts to fall apart in my heart I hear You say just
Is to take it in fill your lungs
The peace of God that overcomes
Let your weary spirit rest
Lay down what’s good and find what’s best
written along with Jonathan Smith and Tony Wood
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I heard once that the only way to slow down time is to be all there, in every moment…and to stop hurrying from one thing to the next. The busy season of Christmas is upon us and, if you truly want a memorable one, then it might be time to take this one slow. Take in every memory and instead of iPhone pics, try a real camera and unplug from technology.
Every morning, before you make the first move, sit at His feet and empty yourself from yesterday and all of it’s worries. This day will have enough of it’s own and, with God, nothing is worrisome. Just worship instead. As His children, we are called to live differently. If chaos is the norm, then we should choose another way. Our children will not remember the things we didn’t choose to take them to. They will remember when we slowed down and spent time with them.
Oh, how I wish I could go back and make one more glitter picture with my oldest…or one more sock beanbag with my second…or one more sword game in the back yard with the third…or one more American Girl sleepover with the fourth. Cherish it…savor it all…and when the enemy tries to steal your joy by pushing you from one frenzy to the next, claim God’s peace! Remember His words:
Cast your burden on the LORD, and He will sustain you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
Casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you.
1 Peter 5:7
Rest in Him…He is strong enough to take it all.
Let us pray: Dear Father, we thank You so much for this awesome time of thanksgiving. Spending time with family and friends and praising Your Name for all of this. Lord, sometimes this world is too much. The enemy comes to take our joy away but when we are Yours, he cannot. We claim Your peace today and we lay all of our cares at Your feet. When chaos comes crashing in, help us to come quick and release it all to You. We love You! In Jesus’ name, amen.