Good Morning

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I wish I could tell you I was one of those people who wakes up early, takes the proper vitamins, and does a few posture enhancing stretches before spending an hour reading my Bible and praying. Unfortunately, I’m more of a snooze twice, rush a shower, grab coffee as I rush into work five minutes late kind of girl. I do notice a big difference when I start my day with some type of Spiritual time, however short. Like many of you, I often turn to Jesus Calling for these times. I really loved today’s…

Come to Me for rest and refreshment. The journey has been too much for you, and you are bone-weary. Do not be ashamed of your exhaustion. Instead, see it as an opportunity for Me to take charge of your life.

Remember that I can fit everything into a pattern for good, including the things you wish were different. Start with where you are at this point in time and space, accepting that this is where I intend you to be. You will get through today one step, one moment at a time. Your main responsibility is to remain attentive to Me, letting Me guide you through the many choices along your pathway.”

It’s funny how easy it is to forget that I need only focus on Him and where He is moving moment by moment. Without meaning to, I end up worrying, spending my best energy, and hustling to get the things I’m convinced A)Will make me happy and B) Clearly need me to take control in order to see happen. I have to constantly be reminded that the idea of me having the power is ridiculous and God is always holding things together. In essence, I waste a lot of time and anxiety while the choice to live into His peace is an available refuge. (And may or may not include refraining from pushing snooze and spending more time with Him)

“He (Jesus) is before ALL things, and in Him ALL things hold together.” Colossians 1:17 (Emphasis mine)

Photo by Alyssa Fioravanti. An incredibly talented and lovely girl you can spy on (here)
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6 responses to “Good Morning”

  1. Chelsea says:

    Loved Jesus Calling today, too! And yay for Alyssa Fioravanti!!

    • cindyannjohnson says:

      Hi Chelsea!!! Thank you for reading and commenting! How wonderful is Alyssa? Seriously:) Hope you’re doing well! Hug that babe for me! MIss you!!

  2. Alecia says:

    Thanks for this. Good to remember that he can/will fit everything together for good–even the things that I wish were different–the annoyances, inconveniences, mistakes, yadayadayada. Right now I’m sitting in “snowmageddon” in Portland. I have somewhere else to be, flight scheduled, an agenda. Think I’ll just relax and see what happens:) He’s got it figured out.

    • cindyannjohnson says:

      It’s so counterintuitive to live as though even the “bad” things are “good.” Hope you’re holding up alright in Portland! I won’t tell you what it’s like here:)

  3. ambyr says:

    This is so true for me also!! I so needed to read this!!

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