Just for you, I offer simple reflections and inspirational memes that can help you blossom and grow spiritually. Enter into the peace of The Sanctuary Garden blog and let Jesus speak to your heart. Unless a seed falls into the garden soil, it will not grow. A seed that is swallowed up by the garden will sprout many flowers.
“I went to a quiet place hoping to meet God.
But God was already there, waiting just for me.”
The Sanctuary Garden
A Reflective Blog
By Lisa Are Wulf ~
Does this happen to you? You fall asleep, only to wake up again just a few hours later. When this happens, I’m generally consumed by thoughts of what I didn’t do. What I didn’t do spiritually, that is. I lay in bed thinking, “I forgot to read the Bible today.” Or, “I missed my regular prayer time.” Whatever the thought, I’m always delinquent in my service to God!
I wonder if this is about God – or is it really about me? Does God require such slavish devotion or am I consumed with trying to earn his favor? I’m a seminary graduate and I know the answer, but somehow that doesn’t stop my nocturnal nitpicking.
When I’ve prayed about it, the clear answer is always “Don’t worry so much about this.” And I know it’s true. I try to center my life on God. He’s my first thought in the morning and my last at night. And I believe that’s how he wants it. A friend once told me that the chief end of mankind is to glorify God and enjoy him forever. I’m pretty good at the glorifying. But enjoyment – that’s another thing entirely.
Maybe it’s time to just chill and hang out with God. My “internal spiritual task-master” needs a good night’s sleep!