Five Minutes

How great has it been to have Sweet Meg feeding us with her wonderful posts!  I wish Miami Law School had Spring break every week!  Meg, thanks for sharing your break with us!  We adore you!

There have been many things I’ve been struck by in Meg’s posts, for instance, how did I manage to miss out on the sixth grade fad of pigtail buns?  I was also reminded how fun and attractive the Pittman clan is.  Yesterday, however, one of the things I resonated with was how many mornings, my heart’s desire is to give God the “firstfruits” of my day, but sometimes life plows through and it doesn’t always happen.  So we have to resolve to take what we can get where and when we can throughout the day.

Yesterday morning, I was running around like a wild womanstressed, sleep deprived, and overwhelmed.  I was hastily trying to review a presentation and didn’t allot myself the time to sit and be with God.

However, something in my heart led me to sit down for a brief five minutes and open to the Psalms where I stumbled upon the following in Psalm 32:7-8:

  “You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.

It goes on to say, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with my eye.”  

The NIV 2011 (when did there become a 2011?) says, “I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”   

Just five short minutes to pause; exhale my stressful self; and inhale the faithful, loving promises of my God.

Meg’s right, “nothing cultivates intimacy like sitting still at the Lord’s feet,” but on the days when my sitting time is limited, I’m so grateful that our God is full of grace and He is more than able to meet us right where we are.  

“My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”  
2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)