Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | October 5, 2020

Cherishing What’s Important

“The unfolding of Your (God’s) words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130 (ESV)

Ever have one of those Mondays that really makes your head spin? Like nothing is going right and everything is urgent. Overwhelming comes quick. And right in the midst of one of those head spins, I stretched out my hands to release a little stress and went into my crazy dance. When my eyes saw my hand, I realized my diamond was missing. The prongs were intact but my beautiful heart shaped diamond was nowhere to be found. So crazy Monday took a backseat.

Panic mode shifted to high gear. While I was spinning my wheels and getting nowhere, my co-worker started looking in my purse, my work tote and around my office. We scavenged through my trash cans. Nothing shiny rising to the surface. We retraced my steps. My friend went in one direction and I headed to the women’s restroom. Digging through the trash can to see if my diamond got hooked in the paper towels. Nothing shiny to be found. I headed to the stall and got down on my knees carefully scouring the floor. Next to the dark grey tile edging the wall, I finally saw a sparkle and yes it was my heart diamond. My heart beat finally slowed, my breathing settled back to calm – what was lost was now found.

Wonder if we ever search for God the way I did for my diamond? Now I know God isn’t missing, but sometimes we totally forget He is even there. Often we allow the craziness of our days to override His presence. Too many days, we slip into survival mode when what we really need is to lean into His power and strength. Sometimes, we simply need to still our hearts and minds so we can dig in deeper to understand His truth. Wouldn’t it be great if we grabbed a friend by the hand and together we devoured the scriptures? Maybe we could even unplug from all the distractions long enough for God to have our undivided attention.

Sounds amazing and totally possible if we chose to value time with God over all the rest. Clinging to His every word. Resting in His calming wisdom. Cherishing what’s truly important. Radiating a true inner beauty as we are transformed in His presence. Now that sweet friend is the best sparkle of all.

“Father You find great pleasure in revealing Yourself to us. Give us a deep desire to know You more and more each day.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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