My mind has seemed to be racing nonstop these last couple of days! This is about how I have felt:
"I've got to get my grocery shopping done today.Oh, that means I need to make a list.But first I need to get that laundry into the dryer before I forget.Wait, I've got to get the other load out of the dryer before I do that.Well, that means I need to get the clothes folded before they get wrinkled.Oh, but the baby needs to go down for a nap before I do that.But I'd better make sure his diaper is changed first.Diapers?Didn't I need to put diapers on my grocery list?Okay, I've got to remember to put diapers on my list, but before I make my list I've got to get the clothes into the dryer.Oh, wait, I've got to get that other load out of the dryer..."
I'm sure some of you other moms can relate! Sometimes it seems like even the everyday routines of life can be enough to overwhelm me. My mind spins with everything I need to remember to do, and I quickly find myself becoming agitated and irritable.
The Lord has been bringing this verse to my mind during those times: "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee" (Isaiah 26:3).
When I feel like my mind is clouded with the busyness of life, I ask the Lord to help me think of a Scripture to meditate upon. It is amazing how quickly my mind and heart will calm down when I stop thinking of everything I have to do and start thinking about the Lord.
But how do I meditate on Scripture and still remember what all I need to accomplish in a day? Simple. It's called a piece of paper and a pen. I keep a piece a paper and pen in a central location, and I write down everything little thing that is clogging up my mind. Even no-brainers like "Make dinner", "Fold laundry", or "Bathe the baby". When every little thing is written on the paper, I can stop thinking about it, and my mind is free to meditate on the Lord. I can then have the perfect peace that He has promised.
What about you? How has the Lord been working in your heart this week? I'd love to have you leave me a comment or write me an email and share what the Lord has been teaching you!