Things to Be

By Brenda Wood | Author and Speaker

Devotions | Wednesday, January 02, 2013

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“Let’s get to work, Lord”, I said aloud. “We have things to do today.”

But instantly, this thought came to my mind. “Brenda, we have things to be, today.”

The table lay awash in fabric. I intended my day to be one of ‘cut and sew’ for the little people in my life. Since it is one of my favorite things to do, I have no qualms about putting other jobs aside to create.

So instead of sewing, I gathered up my Bible, journal and pen. Then I moved to my favorite chair to read, write and meditate on God.

For the first time in several days, I took time to carefully, calmly, and seriously concentrate my mind on Him.  I intentionally quieted my mind and rested it wholly on Him.  Sometime later, I rose from my seat, refreshed, relaxed and renewed.

Psalm 46:10 - Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth (AMP).

But first, He must be exalted in His people.

Prayer: Lord, forgive us for thinking we can do so much, so much faster, without Your input into our lives. Amen.

about the author:
Brenda Wood

“I believe Jesus is the answer to every question.” Brenda Wood is a motivational speaker, writer and author of Heartfelt, 366 Devotions for Common Sense Living. She is also a recovered bulimic who has gained and lost several 1000 pounds over the years! She understands the pain of overweight and the agony of life with an eating disorder. Brenda is known for her common sense wisdom, sense of humor and quirky comments.

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