Girlfriends in God Devotional

Girlfriends In God Devotional 17th November 2021

Girlfriends In God Devotional 17th November 2021

Girlfriends In God Devotional 17th November 2021

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Girlfriends In God Devotional 17th November 2021 Written By Gwen Smith

TOPIC: The Power of Quiet

TODAY’S TRUTH 

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28 NIV).

MESSAGE

Friend to Friend

There are times when laundry takes over my house. Piles build-up, though I try to stay on top of them. Many of the clothes are clean and even folded, but not put away. That tricky put-away part is always hard for me.

Then there are the socks. Oh, the socks! They burden me so and cause me to wonder. Does an unseen sock nation exist? Are sock-soldiers on a secret mission to destroy my testimony and drive me crazy? Divide and conquer. That’s what they do! Why can’t socks just behave? Why can’t they ever stay in pairs, and where am I supposed to put the socks that remain unmatched? Sigh.

Unmatched socks and folded-but-not-put-away-laundry tie me up in knots. Sometimes days go by before I make the time to put them away. Is it just me?

I’ve come to realize that my days can be a lot like my laundry situation. At times they get piled up with busy. Sabbath gets squeezed out.

Girlfriends In God Devotional 17th November 2021

Now, when I say Sabbath, I mean the priority of sitting before the Lord just to sit with Him… quietly… expectantly… to listen, to worship, to be restored.

Though I do include God in my days and breathe prayers throughout, when I don’t sit before the Lord and exercise the spiritual discipline of being quiet before God it seems that both old and new burdens can tie my heart into a big, frazzled knot.

It had been one of those weeks. Knots, Knots, Knots.

Then I finally remembered the power of quiet. I remembered My Restorer.

As I sat in the cool still of the morning with a hot mug of coffee in my hand and the warming presence of God in my soul, the burdens of my heart began to drift away.

Direction came. Joy resounded. Mercy rained. Peace… deep peace fell.

The Spirit of God transformed my soul, my thoughts, my goals, and my day.

Girlfriends In God Devotional 17th November 2021

It was as if I had slumbered half the week away. This is where they go. This is where my burdens belong. The old ones that I’ve written about time and time again in my prayer journal and the new ones that are just beginning to unravel from my heart. This is where they go! I just needed to put my continuous stream of life-burdens away like the unending piles of laundry. THEN: order, soul order… peace, compelling peace… joy, divine joy and restoration… it all came.

    I sat in wonder.

    Still.

In His presence.

Convicted of my forgetfulness of the power of being quiet before the Lord. Of course, this is where they go. I knew that. I knew that. Lord, forgive me. Oh, how I’m thankful for your daily mercy showers. I was met in my mess by the Lord my Restorer.

Our Restorer loves to meet us in the middle of our messes.

Girlfriends In God Devotional 17th November 2021

Each of us is invited to experience God as our Restorer. To know the renewal we long for each day. Jesus invited us personally when he said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30 NIV).

When our lives get too busy – when the laundry piles up in our homes and the burdens pile up in our hearts – we often forget the power of quiet. The power of being still before God. The power of listening, expecting, soul-pouring… receiving rest from our Restorer.

God’s presence sorts souls and never leaves an unmatched burden.

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His presence never leaves an un-lifted burden.

Take some time to power down and be still before Him right now. Remember the power of quiet as you accept the renewal invitation of Jesus and exchange your burdens and knots for His peace and restoration.

Girlfriends In God Devotional 17th November 2021

Let’s Pray

Dear Lord, Your mercy is fresh each day, and Your grace piles higher than all my laundry and all my heart-woes. Thank You, Jesus! I’m here. Please align my heart to Yours. Quiet me with Your love, direction, and peace today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn 

When was the last time you sat and were still before God – with no music playing, no TV on, etc.? How did that feel to your soul?

Look up Zephaniah 3:17 and fill in the blanks below:

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p style=”text-align: center”>“The LORD your God is _______ _________, he is mighty to save. 
He will take ___________ ______________in you, he will _____________ you with his ______________, he will _____________ over you with ________________.”

Thanks for reading Girlfriends in God 17 November 2021 Devotional Message by Gwen Smith

Girlfriends In God Devotional 17th November 2021

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