Prepping The Ground
PREPPING THE GROUND
I began crying out to God for a new rhythm of preparation. One that put my heart and attention back to His heart first before every other detail. It changed everything. HE LED ME to still and quiet spaces where I would DO NOTHING BUT REST in His presence. Honoring Him and resting in not knowing all the details. Sometimes it looked like listening to music, other times a long walk alone or reading the word. It became about encountering Him for no other purpose than delighting myself in the Lord.
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.”
This rhythm has become a sacred practice for me. At the start of it, I entered into hoping for His guidance on how to lead His people. What I walk away with now is a real encounter of love with the Father. Leading people from that place of overflow has allowed me to watch Him minister in power and guide every detail.
That time is harder and harder to come by as life gets busier. That’s when He showed me it was all the more important to fight for that time. That nothing, no detail or schedule, was more important than making that space for Him. I had to lead people from a place of true and honest worship that He had brought me into. I found it by simply turning my heart and attention towards Him.
Nothing, no detail or schedule, was more important than making that space (time) for Him.
We can never pour out anything of value if our cup is empty.
Pete, this message is so timely for me right now as I enter an overwhelmingly busy August! But after reading your blog post it made me rethink how I approach my day. My to-do list and my walk with God go hand in hand. He is a part of my entire life, not just a separate thing I do. He will help me prioritize and organize my life to be able to go about my day without being overwhelmed by tasks. They will get done. And I can enjoy his beauty in the process.
Awe... Thanks Christine... So glad that it spoke to you!