Yesterday I was very messy minded. I have a busy week and was trying to be present when my kids got home but my mind kept circling through everything I need to accomplish in the next couple of days and I was trying to figure it all out.
As I stood next to Gavin, our 12 year old, in the kitchen he looked at me and simply said, “Think less.”
I looked at him and said, “what?”
He repeated, “think less.”
I must have looked as perplexed on the outside as I was within and those words were just what I needed to hear. Those two simple words dropped an anchor on my thoughts.
As Gavin walked away I realized, yes, I needed to think less. And what I need to do instead is pray more. I have learned in life that swirling in my own thoughts is not the most productive place for me. Yet in prayer, I can invite God in to give me clarity, perspective and wisdom.
It’s not like a a light switch that just turns off my thoughts, but having God’s word to go to as a meditation for my mind, calms the storm of thoughts and helps me come back to still, clear waters in my mind. His word gives me a solid foundation to stand on for my days.
I share this with you today in case you too are circling in a whirlwind of thoughts. I invite you to join me to...
pause. breathe. pray.
May we think less and pray more.
And if prayer isn’t your thing or you don’t know where to start, please know I get it. It was only ten years ago when I started trying prayer on for size and my prayers honestly started with, “God, are you even there?”
So wherever you are with prayer, be there. And in prayer may our stormy thoughts be calmed and may we find rest for our souls and clarity for our day.💕🙏💕
With love and hope,
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds stay on you, because they trust in you.” - Isaiah 26:3