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Steadying our hearts

on January 25, 2018
I’d like to tell you that I sailed through December smoothly and unruffled! But the truth is the busyness of the ‘silly season’ along with a few changes left me feeling physically and emotionally exhausted. My tank was empty. There was too much to do and not enough space to be. My soul was overwhelmed and while I knew I needed God more than ever and that steadying my heart in His would change everything, actually making that a reality felt like just another thing that I didn’t have the capacity for. Making that time felt like an impossibility in the never ending sea of demands. I was drowning in the busyness. My soul was weary and I needed Jesus!
It can be hard when life gets overwhelming and out of control, to take a step back, but cultivating connection with God is the only thing that will truly feed our souls.
Daniel was a man who knew how to steady His heart in God’s. Daniel 6: 10 says that ‘Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God.’
If I were to make any New Year’s Resolutions, it would be to cultivate space and time in my life for God to bring rest and refreshment. I don’t want to just survive 2018, I want to thrive! I want to flourish, and find the peace and transformation that God offers my weary soul.
Isaiah 40:31 says ‘But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly on wings like eagles. they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.
Perhaps like me the rush has left you feeling overwhelmed and not sure how to find time for connection.
I am intentionally seeking to capture the little moments. Steadying my heart in His doesn’t always take big chunks of time. God is able to meet me in the everyday moments of life and feed my soul. It just takes desire and an open heart to see Him in the ordinary. Opening my eyes and heart in the morning to the truth that He is with me, thanking God for the gifts of my family and friends, seeing Him in the gentle breeze that blows over me. Acknowledging that He is ‘living water’ for my soul when I see water, turning off the radio and tuning my heart to worship, basking in the beauty of His sunset at the end of the day… small, everyday moments that nourish my soul and remind me of God’s love and nearness.
While I know that giving God chunks of time is a powerful tool in finding rest for my soul and I am committed to carving out time in my week and year for these beautiful times, I am encouraged and committed this year to find God in my everyday moments. Being aware of His presence throughout each day and finding Him in the ordinary, small moments will have a big impact on refreshing my soul . He is the true antidote for my overwhelmed heart!
Sometimes we neglect coming to Jesus because we don’t feel like we have any time. But the truth is He is right with you, right now! Just turn your eyes from the distractions to see Him. Our beautiful Jesus is waiting for you, waiting to fill your heart with the rest and refreshment that only He can bring!
Can I encourage you to spend some time in the next few weeks, seeking Him on how you can steady your heart in His? What are the things that feed your soul?  How can you incorporate these in the everyday ordinary going-ons of life?
My heart is that we will all grow closer to God as we seek Him in the mundane moments that only He can make sacred.
Tammy x

4 responses to “Steadying our hearts

  1. Jenni White says:

    Love reading your blogs, they are my favorites ❤️

    Like

  2. Christine Canty says:

    As always, thanks for your encouraging words and for sharing your heart.

    Like

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