Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

The Daily Walk Part 23 - Coming Apart

I looked at the calendar…less than 3 weeks until company from overseas arrives for the summer. Friends and family are also scheduled to visit the visitors in our home. The painter just phoned and will be over this morning. The “to do” list is long and the days seem short.

I feel a nudge in my soul and an old familiar Bible verse plays over in my mind…

“Jesus said to his followers, “Come apart with me to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31

I knew the nudge well. It was the Holy Spirit reminding me, yet again, to accept the invitation of Jesus to “Come apart with me to a quiet place”.

I knew I needed to. I found some quiet moments to get away with Jesus to listen to His heart. It is when I stop and take His invitation to “come apart from the noise and frantic pace, to a quiet place” that I can hear His still, small voice and find out what is on His heart for me.

It is a time to let Him listen to my heart as well. Some times even words fail us and we know He can simply listen to our heart.

It is probably the most basic principle of the Christian walk yet we often need to be reminded.

Over the years I have learned that to “come apart with Him to a quiet place” is indeed the thing that keeps me from coming apart.

Today make some time to “come apart” with Him before you just simply come apart.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
Thank you that You know me better than I know myself. Thank you that You listen to my heart. Today may I find some quiet moments to “come apart with You” so we can hear each other’s heart and I can gain Your perspective on my day. Father, help me during the days of summer, when life’s rhythm changes for a few months, to keep You in focus and keep my heart connected with Yours. Thank you for calling me today.
In Jesus” name, Amen.