Stop Filling Up Every Moment
“Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint” Isaiah 40:30.
I love slow mornings. There’s nothing better than leisurely waking up without the pressure of somewhere to be and something to do. I snuggle deep down into my warm bed, thanking God for sweet moments like these. I finally get out only to put on a pot of coffee and get my bible and devotional book. I thank Him for silly little things like sweatpants, hazelnut creamer, a working car, and time to be alone. Even though these mornings can be few and far in-between, I still get to have them. And I cherish them all the more.
You might be reading this on a morning you have to rush out the door. Or at the end of a long day. Or maybe, as is often the case, you do have some free time but you’re filling it with distractions. I love Netflix and Instagram as much (if not more) than the next person, but I find when I fill every empty moment with something else, it leaves me feeling drained and disconnected in the long run.
I challenge you to leave your open moments open today. Breathe the air deep into your lungs, knowing it’s God who fills you up, and thank Him for every second of peace in your life.
God, it’s your air in our lungs. Help us slow down and spend more time alone with you. Speak into our lives simply through calm and quiet. We are yours alone.
WRITTEN BY SARAH WITMER