The Summer of One Thing

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Summer has begun!! I look forward to a blessed break all the year long!  Where I live in the tropics, it is summer every day of the year, but the respite from a full school schedule is as welcome as a cool breeze {which almost never comes}.  There is so much to pack into one summer. Even in the midst of a busy life,  this summer I want to cultivate one thing.

This:

Intimacy with the Lord.  Time spent in His Presence.  Taking all the minutes of my day and turning them towards focusing on His Word and using the Word to worship Him.

I want to be a lover of God and His Word. A woman who finds moments all day long to steal away into His Presence. A woman that speaks His glory throughout my day. A woman that glows with the light of His presence.

My family will greatly benefit as I choose to live my life steeped in His Word and focusing on worship and prayer, the overflow flows out on them!

How do I plan to pursue this?

By choosing to focus my thoughts on His Word as I go throughout my busy day.  Every moment has the possibility of being a moment spent worshiping Him.  A.W. Tozer describes it as, " inwardly gazing upon God...a directing the heart's attention to Jesus.  It is lifting the mind to 'behold the Lamb of God' and never ceasing that beholding for the rest of our lives."

"It is being in my ordinary, busy life with a sense of ease, gratitude, appreciation, peace, and prayer. It is the robin sitting peacefully on her nest, perched on a branch above a thundering waterfall."-Linda Dillow, Satisfy My Thirsty Soul

"The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer; and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God in as great tranquility as if I were on my knees at the blessed sacrament." -Brother Lawrence, Practicing the Presence of God

As a mama, I am not likely to find a whole lot of time in my day that are completely still, BUT I can choose to be still before the Lord in the midst of the mess, the crazy, and the chaos.  I can choose to be that mama bird sitting quietly in my nest in the midst of that rushing waterfall.

And that is what I plan to do, my one thing.

I want to challenge you to join me!! Just think about how our home, lives, friendships, families could be transformed as we join together and become women of ONE THING!!  

I want to hear from you in the comments if you are in.....let's do this together!

"One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek; That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life. To behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple." Psalm 27:4