Thursday, October 23, 2008

My True Friend


The past two months have been a time of adjustment for me. It's been a good adjustment; I've wanted to be working for the past 4 years, but I've needed time to figure out how to balance everything on my plate. And that plate has gotten quite full, a bit like Thanksgiving dinner, where I try to cram in cranberries, stuffing and jello salad around the turkey, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and green beans. And the roll and salad just have to go on the side and somehow I still save space for pumpkin pie!


Between being a mother a wife (I need to remind myself that THIS is my most important job), teaching adult Sunday School with my husband, coordinating Children's ministries at church, writing devotionals, and working practically full time as an online teacher, there's little time left for anything else.


Last week, it became apparent to me that something very important was missing on my overflowing plate.


Jesus.


How could I fill up on so many other things and yet leave no time or space in my life for THE most important person? Oh, I know He wasn't absent in my life and I still chatted with him a little here and there throughout my day, but we didn't have quality time together. There is a difference, you know.


He is my one true friend, the one who knows every little secret hidden in my heart, the one who sees my struggles and the only one who can be there for me at any time. I expect Him to be available to me whenever I need Him, but have I been there for Him?


Today, I'm thankful that He is faithful, even when I am not and that He forgives so readily and extends His arms of grace and love with no reticence. He never leaves, never forsakes, never changes His mind... He is the best friend I could ever find.

10 comments:

Bugzmommy said...

Lovely post...

Blessings!

Melanie said...

Yes.. He is our very best friend!

Happy THankful Thursday, Heather!

Laurie Ann said...

I really enjoyed your post! I went through a spell like that recently, where I chatted with Him but didn't really have a good quiet time routine going due to illness. Now that I am (almost) well, I have gotten back on track and feel full again. Happy Thankful Thursday to you!

The Olson's: said...

Thank you for opening up. I, too, am finding myself trying to balance the business of a new home-based business with keeping Jesus my priority.

Thank you again for sharing and inspiring me to continue striving to make Him #1.
~ Leanne

Denise said...

Bless you for sharing your heart.

A Stone Gatherer said...

How in the world do you do it all!!!! I am thankful too that Christ is faithful! He is the one thing we can truly count on!

Debra said...

Heather,

I loved this post. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Blessings to you this Thursday as you celebrate filling up on Jesus!

Lori @ Front Porch Legacy said...

Thank you for sharing your heart with us. I too need to remove some things from my plate and place Him in the main dish!

Tiffany Stuart said...

I've been there time and time again. Refocusing on HIM. That's our source of strength, our comfort and our best friend. He never fails us. His grace is sufficient.

Thanks for being real. And thanks for stopping by this week. I've missed connecting with you. Understand the pull of TOO many good things. Glad you are turning your eyes back to Jesus.

I pray your cup overflows with more of HIM...

Hugs from Colorado,
Tiffany

Kathy S. said...

Hey Heather, good to hear you again! I've missed you! I love your Thanksgiving analogy!

God bless you in all His works you are doing!!