Do you ever feel like your life is weighed down, chaotic and cluttered? Recently, I experienced the weight with trying to balance my life in keeping up with my home, church activities, and grandparenting ministry.
We are often weighed down with clutter in our lives, focusing on the many petty tasks before us. I love the book Jesus Calling, written by Sarah Young, she writes, “Clothing your mind in Me is the best preparation for each day.” Since I have been trying to cloth my mind with God’s Word while having my cup of tea in the mornings I am feeling more at ease.
If we begin the day spending time with Jesus, preparing our hearts, the journey before us opens up step-by-step. Jesus asks us to rest in him forgetting the worries of the world and focus on Him. If we focus continually on Jesus throughout the day, His presence will bring order to our thoughts, infusing peace into our lives. He is waiting to smooth our path as we make it a priority to hold his hand and deliberately depend on Him. Jesus doesn’t force himself on us; He waits for us to take his hand.
Our grandchildren can also be weighed down with clutter in their lives just like us with their chores, homework, and activities. The enemy is watching for the vulnerable spots and unguarded doors to the heart of our grandchildren. For that reason let’s make National Grandparents’ Day on September 7 a day of Prayer for your grandchildren making it Grandparents’ Day of Prayer. For info go to www.grandparentsdayofprayer.com.
Pray for your grandchildren to guard the doors of their hearts placing their focus continually on Jesus. Then God will guide their lives step-by-step and your grandchildren will experience fulfillment and the reality of His presence. Don’t let your life become so cluttered that you don’t have time to pray for your grandchildren.
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”
Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)
By Lillian Penner
Jesus Calling, Sarah Young, p 151