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Oh… it’s a beautiful day! I’m sitting in my office with all of the blinds open. My boys and I set some plants out on the back patio to get some sunlight. My dog is laying outside basking in the warmth. On days like today, it’s easy to just rest in His peace.
Other days… not so much. One of the things that God has really been speaking into me lately is the idea of abiding in Him. Not rushing His plans. Not trying to check Bible studies off my list. Not rushing through this season in anticipation of the next. He’s asking me to remain in Him.
Sometimes I know the teacher in me wants to read all the books. I want to learn all the history. I want to study all the things. In this season, though, I’m hearing Him loud and clear. I am to pause. I am to linger a little longer in my quiet time. I am to listen attentively to His Words. I am to dwell in His presence.
Revelation 3:14 says, “‘The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Originator of God’s creations says: I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of My mouth.'” Yikes!
I most definitely do NOT want to be lukewarm. I remember a song from my middle school youth group years. I can’t remember most of the lyrics, but I remember the tune and words of two lines. “I don’t want to be a casual Christian. I don’t want to live a lukewarm life.”
As I’m transitioning into a season of being more present for my family, I’m longing to draw nearer to Him. As I’m folding laundry and reading picture books… as I’m cooking dinner and gathering around the table… I’m longing to poke and prod that glowing ember in my soul until it becomes a roaring fire.
As we are often pulled in many directions during this day-to-day life, I encourage you to pause. This 30-day Scripture-writing plan is designed to encourage you to linger over His Words, His commands, His love… and to dwell in His presence long after you’ve closed your Bible, gotten up from the table, and are right in the middle of the chaos of the day. It’s designed to remind you to abide in Him.