Clutter in My Head

I am the LORD your God,
Who brought you out of the land of Egypt;
Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Psalm 81:10

I sat down to write this blog post. Not sure, but I think I’ve made five or six attempts. Bible verses jumping off the page of my journal, ideas spreading in my head, and no structure in sight! Goodness… I just wanted to give up! “This is not going to work out today, LORD. Help!”

Worries. Some days our heads are so full of stuff and worry how we can accomplish things. During other days our minds are filled with anxiety over what is going to happen. The more we dwell on distracting thoughts, though, the less we are able to think on good things. We have to stop the flow as soon as we notice that downward spiral.

During my morning devotions I jotted down some great notes — at least I thought they were. It looked like I surely had it all lined up for today. Later on, after I had finished writing a few hundred words, I discovered that the posts were not unfolding. Somehow the central theme kept changing over and over again. I got so frustrated. Then it dawned on me: I have to let it all go and start fresh.

And it was as if the LORD said: “Now we are communicating!”

You see, reading the Word and then forming it into something we want it to say is not good. Yes, it is hard, especially during an uncertain time like this, to empty our minds before reading our Bible. It is something we have to learn (or relearn), however, so that we will be able to hear what the Spirit says to the Church!

F.B. Meyer explains it this way:

God wants our emptiness, which seems to Him like the gaping beak of the young fledgling, Psalm 81:10. Give me room! is his incessant appeal. … Give me room! says the Spirit of God, as He breathes around the house of our heart, seeking by any tiny crack to enter.

Make room and time for God today!

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