This school year I moved into a new house. I went from sharing a bathroom with 2 people to having my own bathroom (while exciting in LA, definitely something I took for granted before I lived here)! My new bathroom allows me the privacy and time to take bubble baths. It took me a month into the new place before I took my first one but boy am I glad I did! It was so relaxing and refreshing; a moment to disconnect and recharge.
Disconnect from the world’s need to always be on and always respond right away; to incessantly scroll and like. And reconnect and recharge into God’s plan for my life. What is He trying to tell me at the moment? What messages was I missing with all the noise and interference? What instructions does He have for my next steps?
“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him…” (Psalm 37:7)
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” 1 John 5: 14-15
Commentary (NIV, Life Application Study Bible): When we communicate with God, we don’t demand what we want; rather we discuss with him what he wants for us. If we align our prayers to his will; he will listen; and we can be certain that if he listens, he will give us a definite answer. Start praying with confidence!
So I encourage you to find your quiet place; the place where you can disconnect and recharge.
“Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray.” Matthew 14: 22-24
“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” Mark 1:35
Jesus went to the mountainside, my new quiet place of choice is the tub, but yours can be wherever; God can meet you anywhere.
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