Decluttering the Throne Room

Sometimes I get behind in the devotional I am reading. Rather than skip to the appropriate day, I like to read the ones I missed and think about how that day went. I think about what might have changed if I had read my devotion that morning and meditated on it instead of just running to start the day. Since I have the book on my phone so I can read during the day anywhere I am so, while  lying in bed the next morning, I went to pull up my devotion and noticed that I was a day behind.

The day I missed was a busy one and I didn’t realize that I had not read my devotion. However, it all worked out because the devotion I missed was the devotion I needed. It reminded me not to be weighed down by the clutter in my life. Chores, errands, and insignificant tasks that only seemed to be important.

While Jesus and his followers were traveling, Jesus went into a town. A woman named Martha let Jesus stay at her house.  Martha had a sister named Mary, who was sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to him teach. But Martha was busy with all the work to be done. She went in and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me alone to do all the work? Tell her to help me.” Luke 10:38-40

The only true task I have is living as close to God as I possibly can. Spending time in His presence and communicating with Him is to be my number one goal and priority. If I let all of those other tasks, chores and errands clutter up the throne room of my heart, I have to “clean out the closet” just so that I can have room to spend time with my Savior.

But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things. Only one thing is important. Mary has chosen the better thing, and it will never be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42

When I seek God first and commit my day and plans to Him, even if the day isn’t smooth, I have peace. Peace is precious. Peace only comes with the Presence of God. So clean out that throne room and spend some time with the Savior. Your day may not be easy but you won’t be bearing your burdens alone.

Commit your work to the Lord, then it will succeed. Proverbs 16:3

Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well. Matthew 6:33

Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

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