Hello, Sweet friends!
I've been MIA from the blog for the past few weeks due to a laptop that didn't want to cooperate but I'm so glad to be back and linking up today with Rachel from Oh Simple Thoughts and Madison of The Wetherills Say I Do for another fun Coffee Date! I absolutely loved participating in the last virtual coffee date and was thrilled when Rachel invited me to link up this week! It's such a wonderful way to share with other women what the Lord has laid on our hearts. I was so encouraged and blessed reading the posts last time by other small business owners, bloggers, and like minded women of faith.
So with my cup of coffee in hand, I share with you the thing that has been on my heart the most in the last week.
There's something that my grandmother told me several years ago that has always stuck with me. When I was younger we would spend our mornings together, her with a cup of coffee and a bowl of fresh cut fruit to share. Usually we sat outside or in the kitchen at the table. With Bible in hand she would read quietly, sometimes making a comment aloud or reading me a verse that stuck out to her. One morning as we were enjoying breakfast and discussing devotions she said to me, "Every morning I ask Him what He has planned for me that day, and He tells me". Lately I have become more intentional in my morning devotions and that statement runs through my mind every time I open my Bible. How often do we go about making our own plans instead of getting quiet and asking the Lord what He has for us? John 15:4-5 tells us,
"Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing."
I'm ashamed to say that making time to be with the Lord in my every day life would ,more often than not, end up on the back burner. As a new wife, business owner and just an all around busy person, I never rearranged my priorities and put Him at the very top of my list. Lately as I make my devotion time a priority I can see a huge difference in how my day goes. I love the quiet moments in the morning where I take those few minutes to ask the Lord what His plans are instead of giving in to all the other distractions around me. I so long to abide in Him daily and not in myself and I'm so thankful that my Jesus is always faithful to gently draw us back to Him and direct our steps for us!
Thank you Rachel and Madison for hosting another virtual coffee date and making a time for everyone to be real and share what's on their hearts..
Don't forget to go read the other posts and see what the Lord is sharing with them! I hope your Friday is blessed!