338 A Simple Solution

“Because of the crowd (Jesus) told His disciples to have a small boat ready for Him, to keep the people from crowding Him” (Mark 3:9).

A good idea, a simple solution to a problem that could have prevented Him from sharing what the Spirit wanted Him to share that day. I need an idea like that. I sit down with time to read Your Word and to write what You are showing me, then the interruptions and distractions start: I have to read the emails that have accumulated – often there is something to be answered immediately; the phone rings and I have to answer it; my husband wakes up and wants to tell me this and that, or turns on the radio; my mind is too confused to concentrate, and so it goes on, until all the time is gone and I start my day with confusion and panic, instead of quietness and confidence (Isaiah 30:15).

I’ve heard others say that nothing is allowed to interrupt their time with the Lord. Why doesn’t this work for me? Why the constant interruption of my thoughts if I do not clear up the “business” of emails and phone calls first? Why the guilt if I put people off when they want to communicate with me? Why is my mind such that if I don’t attend to something when I think of it, it will be forgotten?

You know, none of those things are the problem. At bottom it is your lack of trust in Me. Of course I could turn off all those distractions for you. But it would not solve anything. If you keep a peaceful heart, trusting Me to accomplish what I have planned for your day, it will not be a problem for you either. There are millions of My children in the world who never have the privacy to enjoy a peaceful time with Me, but I still communicate with them, use them and bless them. My Spirit is not limited by the activities around you or the capacity of your mind.

Don’t look for a warm and fuzzy feeling to indicate that you are in My presence. I do not communicate with your emotions, but with your spirit. My promise of peace and rest is available to you every day (Hebrews 4:1). To walk in that truth is your “simple solution”.

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