This morning as I was walking into the prayer room to record the weekly audio partner prayer, my mind was going over all the things I needed to get done this week.

As I was thinking about what I needed to get done on Monday, the Lord arrested my thoughts.  He stopped me in my tracks as He spoke His instruction for this week to me.

He said, “Don’t get so busy this week that you miss Me.”

It was a stern command.  I knew from His tone, if I didn’t obey, if I allowed myself to become too busy, too pre-occupied, I would miss something.

As I began to pray for the partners, I felt strongly this wasn’t only for me, but for all of us.

“Don’t get so busy THIS WEEK that you miss God.”

There are appointed times and seasons in God, and if we miss them, they pass.  I don’t want to miss anything in God.  If He says, “don’t miss me this week” then I am going to clear my schedule as much as possible and lean in and listen for His voice.  For His direction.

Psalm 75:2 says, when I choose the proper time.  This tells me God has a time for everything.  The Passion Translation says it like this; when the time is ripe, I will arise.  I LOVE THAT!!!

Habakkuk 2:3 says; For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.

Again, we see, God has appointed times.  Appointments with us, so to speak.  If we miss an appointment, we must reschedule.  I don’t know about you – but I want to keep my appointments with God…especially the ones HE makes with me.

I don’t know exactly what all this means but I do know this…God said, “don’t get so busy this week that you miss me.”  I know it is possible to get so busy that I miss what He is doing this week.

I know the enemy will attempt to throw things in my path to distract me and keep me from seeing and receiving what God is doing this week.  I know I have to be on guard concerning my time and my attention this week.  That, I do know.

I don’t know what your plans are for this week.  If I were you, I would stop and pray about this week.  Ask God to cause you to walk on His path this week, doing only what He would have you do.  Make room for Him this week, more than ever.

Set aside a few moments of your morning to ask His direction for the day.  Take a few moments before bed and ask Him if there is anything He desires to tell you.

Don’t miss what God is doing this week.  That is my prayer for all of us.  May we keep our ears tuned to the Spirit of God this week.  May we hear Him clearly, obey Him quickly and be right in the middle of what He is doing.  Lean in my friend, He is speaking, He is working on your behalf…lean into Him.

 

Meditate Scripture:
Be still and know that I am God.  Psalm 46:10