Enjoy Me!

Our youngest daughter, Clover Dawn, is by far our wiggliest, craziest baby.  Our other three daughters are wild and free as well, but as far as the baby stage goes, Clover stands out in this. She’s always moving and on to the next thing, always!  Ever since she was about 6 months old, when we hold her, she immediately tries to turn her whole body around to see what else might be going on, or what her sisters might be up to.

I remember one time in particular, I picked her up and she tried to wiggle her way out of my arms, and I said, “Clover! Just enjoy ME!!!”

And I immediately thought how that must be what God says to me so often, “Jennie, just enjoy Me!”

How many times do we have the opportunity to spend time with God in His word and in prayer, and yet we get distracted by what’s going on around us, by what people are up to on Instagram, or thinking about the sink full of dishes that need to be done, or the laundry room that is overflowing with clothes needing to be washed, or the emails needing to be written, or the calls needing to be made or the party needing to be planned, and the list goes on and on and on…

We see this perfectly pictured in Luke 10:38-42, as Martha is apparently super distracted with her to do list. It says she was “distracted with much serving” and Jesus told her tenderly, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things.

But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

I don’t know about you, but I make a to do list every day, and while it’s rare that I actually accomplish everything on my list, I find that it’s so easy to overwhelm myself with the worries of the day!  But if we were to follow Mary’s example and choose the “one thing”, the most important thing, first things first, then God will help us with our to do list.  I find that when I do this, and choose to spend that time enjoying the Lord, the rest of the day falls into place (not necessarily perfectly), and usually not how I planned, but God is in control and He knows best! {my husband taught a message on this passage in our “one thing” series last year, and it changed my life. That might seem dramatic, but it really did!  You’ll definitely want to listen!}

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-8

  • Arely Gutierrez

    I am so encouraged by this, thank you for sharing!

  • Candice

    Thank you for this 🙂 I work at a University and I’m going a little crazy planning a graduation ceremony that’s coming up next week. I haven’t allowed my mind to rest for weeks! Thank you for reminding me what’s most important to focus on (something I should already know) and that He will take care of it all. God Bless you and your family! 🙂