I'm not sure how many of you have heard of the online devotional site She Reads Truth, but it is awesome. If you're looking for a guided quiet time, they have a gorgeous site with so many excellent plans packed with truth.
I've been a little behind in the current series Hebrews (just keeping' it real!), but when I sat down to read this morning after putting Liv down for her morning nap, I knew God had planned this specific post just for me for today. I don't know why I'm surprised every time this happens, He is the God of the universe and knows every detail of my life. I think He just knew I needed a little encouragement today, and I love that about Him.
You see I started back to school this week (eek!). I have the opportunity to get my master's in nursing administration through a cohort program the hospital I work at occasionally offers with a nearby University. I wasn't necessarily looking to go back to school right now, but you see if you get in, they pay for it - all of it. Up front. So here I am, going back to school after almost 5 years of being out, now with family, and to be honest I feel like I'm not sure what I got myself into. As I started looking over the syllabus and assignments for this semester last night, I began to feel overwhelmed and anxious.
This entire post from today was like a gentle reminder from the Lord to calm down, get rid of distractions (throw them off!), keep in mind what my priorities should be and to just keep going with my eyes on Him.
I'm sure it won't always be easy, but it was such a needed word from the Lord that He sees my heart, He knows my cares and worries, and He is plenty big enough and well-equipped to hold all the details of my life in His hand.
And you know what? He can hold yours too.
So this morning I'm re-focusing and putting my priorities down on paper as a physical and visible reminder in this new season to run with endurance and keep my eyes fixed on Him and only what's important.