There are so many distractions swirling around me. There are so many things I want to do. There are so many things I need to do. So many things others want me to do, need me to do.
What do You want me to do, Lord? My list, my ideas, my thoughts seem never-ending. What are Your ideas and thoughts for this day, Lord?
To sit at Your feet, I suppose. To rest in You, at Your feet. To wait on You and listen to You.
To walk in Your love. Keep my eyes on You. To love You with my whole heart, and love my neighbors, my kids, my husband, those I come in contact with today, as myself.
I understand the ideas here, but what about the very real world in front of me? All around me?
Do You have a list for me to day? Physical things for me to do today? Of course You must. I’ll have to make some dinner for everyone, right? And do some laundry. There are things that need to be done. So where’s the rest? And love? How do I sit at Your feet?
My eyes see the things. I seek Your face, but my eyes stray. And I miss the truth.
I see clothes to wash rather than a service to those around me. I see stuff that needs to be done rather than the people with whom or for whom I need to do it.
Give me Your eyes to see people to love, not things to get done. Give me Your ways, Your humility, Your tenderness.
Let my eyes remain on You so that I am completely consumed with and by Your love. That I would remain in You and You in me even when I’m doing the household chores. That all that I do would be done with Your mighty love.
Things and to-do lists are just that. Things and lists. They come and go. They’re on the outside. Love doesn’t come from getting things done. Peace doesn’t happen when I accomplish my tasks.
Love and peace are on the inside. And they remain because You remain.
Rest doesn’t come from getting the outward things done and then taking time off. No, it’s about resting right now, in You, at all times, things to do or not. Resting at Your feet, in your love. Living always in Your love.