Do you ever find yourself staring at a to-do list on a Monday morning and wondering where to start? Yesterday morning I was like a deer staring into the headlights of a Mac truck. I had two books to edit, a house that needed cleaning, a pile of laundry that looked like a bed for a horse and a son, still on vacation who wanted to go swimming. If I’m not careful, I can get so overwhelmed that it sends me into a semi-comatose state where I think to myself, “I know what to do, I’ll take a nap.” Now, I have nothing against naps, I am a big fan of naps, but I only got up two hours earlier. So, I took a deep breath, a cup of coffee and I slipped out of the house onto the back patio and sat in my Father’s presence. Psalm 46:10 reads, “Be still and know that I am God.” The Hebrew root of, ‘Be still’ means-Let go! I used to think that verse was encouraging me be still in perfect silence until I attained some mystical knowledge of God. I found that very hard. Now I consciously bring everything I have to do and everyone I love to God and I let go. I let go of the stress of getting it all right or even done on time. I let go of my desire to be perfect and I stay there in the love of God until that joy is greater than anything that needs to get done. I pray that for you today. I don’t know what your to-do list looks like but I pray that it pails in comparison to the awareness of how much you are loved by your heavenly Father.

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