Sometimes all I can hear are the voices in my head telling me what I need to fix or do or focus on now.
They tell me all the chores that need to get done, then when I am doing those chores I am thinking about the work I need to get finished afterwards. All the while, there is the dominant voice of worry and fret, letting me know that I should be concerned about the state of our health care system, and how much we owe the IRS, the new contractor's rule changes, are the goats eating too much, the business liability insurance forms, not getting enough work, getting too much work, and did I mention the HEALTH CARE SYSTEM??
The voices in my head get louder and louder until I can't hear the quiet voice in my heart anymore.
But I can stop those voices in my head that demand my attention and listen to the voice of my Shepherd.
I choose that. I choose Him.
I need to take a walk with Jesus tonight.
He says, "Come to me, you who are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest."
He says, "Peace be with you."
He says, "So don't worry about these things, saying 'what will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your Heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the kingdom above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need."
Thank you, Lord. I needed the reminder today.