It’s Who He Is

That moment when you’re totally engrossed in your own life. You feel like you’re never going to get that check list marked off. You feel like you are always going going. You feel like you’ve lost a little bit of something trying to do it all. Maybe you’ve lost a little bit of time with your spouse. Time with your friends. Time with your kids. Lost a little bit of yourself.

I get these enveloping moments when I’m doing the day-to-day mundane. I might be washing the dishes, running errands, paying bills, vacuuming. Whatever the mundane is in our house, I can always hear the faint sound of music in the background. We’re one of those families that has the radio lulling in the kitchen. Our station of choice is K-LOVE. I could probably write a whole series on K-LOVE calming the storms in the background in our household. Having constant praise music is a life source for me.

I was washing the dishes after a restless night worried about some decisions I needed to make. I’ve always been one that believes if you don’t have peace about a decision, then the answer is probably that you should shut the door on that choice. I was worried about what others would think of me. I was worried of how it would affect a few relationships. I was worried about how I would appear. Lots of “I’s” in that sentence…

I am one of those that also tends to look in the Bible for verses to make me feel better. Thank God for topical reference Bibles. If I’m worried, I look up verses about peace and trust. Nothing wrong with this at all. I think this can be a great reason to talk with God about where you’re at in life. The problem I run into sometimes is that my relationship with God becomes focused on me. Where I’m at. What’s going wrong. What went right.

What is a moment of distress seeking God for immediate help becomes a habit of a one-sided relationship.

I was washing dishes when it hit me. Chris Tomlin’s song “Good Good Father” came on the radio. In that moment, God wrapped me up in Him. Filled me with His breath of life. Filled me with His truth. Reminding me who He is.

He is the healer.
He brings restoration.
He provides.
He never leaves us.
He knows just what I need before I even say it.

It’s who He is.

When you’re in the day-to-day mundane, try to remember who He is and less of your mistakes and worries. If we keep our eyes on Him, we’ll see less of our messy world and more of His kingdom on earth.

 

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12 replies
  1. MamaCentric
    MamaCentric says:

    Thank you for these timely words of comfort, sweet friend. I was just sitting here writing goals and creating my to-do lists for the week, beginning to be lost in the overwhelm. I am going to go and find that song now.. Thank you.

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    • Gloryanna
      Gloryanna says:

      Yes! I’m glad they met you where you’re at and brought a little balance to all the chaos we have in our lives at times!

  2. Emily
    Emily says:

    The problem I run into sometimes is that my relationship with God becomes focused on me….great reminder that it’s it’s all HIM! We need to remember that it’s not about what we think we want. He has our best interests in mind and His plan is best!

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    • Gloryanna
      Gloryanna says:

      I agree. I find this even more challenging at times as someone who likes control! But every. single. time. God reminds me that He’s got it all. 😉

  3. Kim
    Kim says:

    I have turned strictly to our Christian station here because I need to feel Him. And everytime I do, I hear a song I need at that very moment. In the middle of my current journey, this post was needed too. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Gloryanna
      Gloryanna says:

      It’s awesome how the radio can be such a tool of encouragement and worship, isn’t it? Glad this encouraged you!

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