So LESLIE has been giving me a little grief about my quiet time...
Apparently we as a church are reading a Proverb a day - so I did that yesterday but I was in need of a little more help last night - As I laid down I pulled out my trusty "Battlefield of The Mind" by JOYCE MEYER (my fave) - It was still open to where it had been when I last read it
This day was called My Normal Mind (I chuckled - WHAT'S THAT???)
So as I read it was about Mary and Martha and then I read this
"Luke says Martha was distracted with much serving"
"Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things" (that's what Jesus say)
THEN I get to this part ~ People who are excessively busy cannot even sleep when they lie down at night. They are either mentally going over the day's activities or making mental notes of tasks for the next day!
DANG - THAT may explain the lunesta ~ So this is the prayer I am suppose to (and did say - but it will be my new mantra)
Dear God in heaven, distactions constantly come at me. When I try to pause and focus on You, my mind seems to be filled with dozens of things I need to do. I realize that I truly only need one thing ~ to focus on YOU. PLEASE help me push away every distraction and noise so I can only hear YOUR voice that says "Come unto Me and I will give you rest" AMEN!
So to this I say TELL IT LIKE IT IS JOYCE (and Leslie you may have been right!)