Relaxing to Be Ready

**Quick disclaimer, I know months have passed since my last post.  I have had (in the meantime) my third baby.  I forced myself to take the time away, but now am ready to go.  Wasn't she worth it, though?

I have been reading from Sarah Young's devotional book "Jesus Calling."  I would encourage anyone to go out and buy it.  It reminds me of My Utmost for His Highest, but from a very unique perspective.  I have decided to record some of my favorite quotes and verses from her devotional to share and then occasionally add my own reflections.

October 29

"Relax with Me while I ready you for action."
Hebrews 12:3 - "For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls."

It is so vital in my life that I spend time with Jesus, praying and reading His word daily.  It is also much more beneficial for me if I do so in the morning.  Unfortunately, having three little one's, doing it "first thing" never seems to be able to happen.  But as soon as I get everyone fed, dressed, and set for the day, I try to sneak away for 15 minutes and spend some time alone.  I am learning to be more disciplined in staying off the computer at this time, as it distracts from my time. 

It is vital that I "relax" so that my heart, mind, and spirit can be ready for whatever the day will bring.