What (or Who) Comes First?

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

– 2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV

Sometimes the Lord will quieten your mind and despite your best efforts to create, nothing will come! I am feeling that He has done so to me as of late!

Or, now that I think about it, perhaps it is I who have stifled my creative flow with burdensome to-do lists and my tendency to think ahead of myself?

Look how I was so ready and willing to blame God for my lack of creativity though! We certainly are deceitful creatures us humans, always trying to escape taking responsibility for our own actions or, in this case, the lack thereof.

I thought about writing a blog post this morning but nothing came to mind. I switched gears to the other items I have designated to be done by me- things I put upon myself and not necessarily things the Lord is calling me to do! I try to assure myself that since all of these things are for the Lords glory, not mine, I should get them all done NOW! There’s no time to loose! They are certainly important to me!

I feel so much, once again, like Martha (Luke 10) cumbered about with much serving! In my effort to find the good part- which is found sitting at the feet of Jesus- I have become unduly busy!

It just now dawned on me who is most pleased about current state of affairs! Why it’s that old devil Satan! He loves it when we become to preoccupied with everything to the exclusion of the beautiful simplicity of being still before the Lord!

Get behind me Satan! Get behind me Stacy! Get before me Jesus so that I may follow you with a singular focus, with a heart set on seeking you no matter the cost!

God always comes through for me! He never ceases to amaze me! When I made the conscious effort to apply myself to writing this post He provided the words! I trust that He will also help me complete the rest of my to-do list with little effort just as He does every time I stop and refocus on Him!

Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. – Psalm 37:4

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