Tug of War

***This is actually Friday’s post. I wasn’t feeling well yesterday, but I am all better!

Do you ever feel like life’s chores tug at you from many different directions? I do! I feel the tug to put away Thanksgiving decorations, decorate for Christmas, clean out the fridge of leftovers, plan menus for next week, get the car inspected, get my winter clothes out and summer ones packed away, make a Christmas gift list and start shopping and do some writing. (my favorite) It’s tough to know where to start when there doesn’t seem to be an end. My focus is non-existent but my worry is present!

The good news… I know a trick that really works! This idea came from a dear pastor of mine. When I was a teen, Reverend Daily paid special attention to us teens. Very often in his sermons he would talk directly to us. One Sunday, he was talking about the importance of reading our Bibles. He offered that, if we read the Bible just 15 minutes a day, our grades would go up. It didn’t make sense to me, but because I trusted him, I tried it. In no time, I had a more positive attitude, better focus and my grades went up. True story!

Before Reverend Daily said it, God did! After Moses died and Joshua was going to take his place as the leader of the Israelites, God said to Joshua,

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8 ESV

There is a peace that comes from reading your Bible. Jesus meets us there while we read and He will teach us and encourage us every time. As the verse states above, we are to be careful to do all that is written in the Bible. That means our priority list will have Jesus at the top. We will hand over burdens to Him and trust Him to guide our path. We will pursue the Lord, on purpose, all during the day and night. We will tug at Him instead of feeling tugged.

Dear Father,

You are all that’s good. You help us every time we need it, which is often. Please meet us in the Bible each day and feed us what You want us to be filled with. Focus our eyes on You so that other things, lesser things, don’t stress us out. Thank You for not minding that we tug at You a lot. We trust You and love You and want to both of those better! Amen


Look up a verse or two about trusting God and post them in your house somewhere where you will see them often. Remind yourself to tug at the Lord often. He doesn’t mind:)

Love and prayers to all!


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