Posted by Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage

Psalm 46:10

10 "Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."

My life has been so busy, I'm not real sure why or what has changed. Sometimes I stay home from church just so I can get things done that I don't have time for during the week.I'm not proud to say this to everyone, but this does happen to me more than it should. I may as well tell the Lord, I'm sorry but I'm to busy today to go worship you.
I need to slow down, I need to make my days less busy, I need to be still and know that God is there.

Charlotte and I are so excited about all the new things with Spiritual Sunday, I love each and everyone of you. During my days at work I often think about how everyone is doing.I'm so glad the Lord has put each of you in my life, thank-you.


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27 comments

Thanks for such an honest post, Ginger. We do need to be still.
I remember a time in my life when I was going-going-doing-doing all the time. Then one day God asked, "Why? What for?" When I reflected, I realized I was trying to gain the praise and approval of others. I never said "no" to anything. My motivation was all wrong. I learned to streamline my involvement, praying BEFORE I made a commitment to anything. That way I know I am doing what God wants me to do. It's okay to say "no." It's okay to say, "not now. Maybe later."

September 4, 2010 at 3:24 PM

As you know, you don't have to go to the assembly to worship God. But you also know that meeting around the Lord's Table with other Christians does glorify God, bless you and them. So that "stuff" that you just have to get done? Let it go. I promise you, it will still be there when you get back from church. But if you do miss church don't beat yourself up over it, just talk to the Lord about it. You're a good person and a good Christian.

September 4, 2010 at 4:32 PM

Oh Ginger, God knows your heart and your love for Him. As Clif said, there is something special and uplifting about worshipping with a body of believers, but we can worship Him anywhere.

I've been thinking a lot lately about being still and making time for the Lord - something I need to do more of. I plan to write about it and if so, I'll share on Spiritual Sundays soon.


Blessings,
Joan

September 4, 2010 at 5:43 PM

You are a very busy lady, Ginger. God knows your heart and that is the most important thing. "Be still and know that I am God" is wonderful advice for everyone. I notice a lot of people include that scripture in their posts. In this busy life, we need to be constantly reminded. Thank you for being honest, and for reminding us to "be still." This week you've been extra busy creating special things for Spiritual Sundays. Thank you for all you do.
Blessings,
Charlotte

September 4, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Some time that happens to me too, so I can relate. We need to be constantly reminded to "Be still and know that I am God" Slow down and take a look at our priorities in life.
Joy & Blessings,
Virginia

September 4, 2010 at 7:45 PM

Thank you for being real! :0) I love Spiritual Sundays. Thank you for the verse.

September 4, 2010 at 8:34 PM

So true. Meeting Him, listening to Him, being quiet to hear Him. This could also be a Simple Pleasures post!

September 4, 2010 at 8:55 PM

i do too. i'm not really sure either why life gets busier by the day. i have, very often stayed from church to have works done. thanks for sharing this post!

September 4, 2010 at 11:17 PM

your such an awesome woman!
There is a book called peaks and valleys than talks about our ups and downs on our journey its great I highly recomend it also I have a poem i want to share with you im sending it to your e mail
miss you :)

September 5, 2010 at 12:51 AM

Hi Ginger...I just want to tell you I think you're the best...your honesty is great. I got to figure out how to put that prayer button on my blog. I love what you and Charlotte are doing here...You guys are the absolute best.

September 5, 2010 at 12:13 PM

Hi Ginger Sweetie...
What a beautiful share today. I believe that we are all guilty of passing on Sundays service for one reason or another, at some time in our lives.

Thank you for being real. I love your Spiritual Sunday and I am so excited about the new prayer addition. We all know that prayer in numbers moves many mountains.

Have a gorgeous Sunday sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

September 5, 2010 at 4:06 PM

HI Ginger....

I loved this photo that you posted and what you wrote, too!!! I understand how you feel about staying home from church to get stuff done. I've done that, too...I have to be careful about when I do that though, because I don't want it to become a habit...but I think God understands!!! I love Spiritual Sunday...and it's excited to see all the new things that have b een added. I'm really excited about the prayer request link. That's so great!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

September 5, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Hello Dear Ginger,

Thank you for your beautiful and honest post. You said it so well and I know that God appreciates you very much for your honesty.

It is hard to slow down sometimes when we have so much to get done on the weekends and I do think that God understands if we can not get to church every Sunday.

Blessings,
Erin

September 5, 2010 at 8:56 PM

OMGosh Girlfriend,,, i'm just noticing I have not been to your blog yet,,,ooops on me,,it is just Lovely too. Love the way you speak and share about God.. And your right there in Corona,,, I'm originally from that area of S. Cal myself...we hope to get back again next summer... God permitting that is :0)
THANKS for your notes and for being such a gracious hostess.
Gods blessings allllll over you~~~Hugs Dena

September 5, 2010 at 10:29 PM

i feel you sister... i find myself not busy so much as just wasting time... but God is good and loves me anyway... go figure? thanks for stopping by! =)

September 5, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Bless you for being such an honest person. I hope things calm down at your house. I don't like to be overly busy either; I feel overwhelmed. Thank you not only for your leadership in SS, but your friendship!

September 5, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Hello Ginger, When you love God as you do, you are where you are always meant to be.
Be still and know that I am God...
Knowing Him, is what's important.
God bless your day. Love CML

September 5, 2010 at 11:58 PM

Life has been so busy for us too. I know that my kids go to chapel every week at school but my hubby and I seem to miss out on quiet time at church because we have to taxi them around or we are just too tired to do anything. Thanks for making me feel a little better about missing church sometimes!

Blessings and best wishes,
Natasha.

September 6, 2010 at 12:51 AM

His mercies are new every morning. We can start over every day. I don't know what I would do without that knowledge.

September 6, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Good evening Ginger,
I am so sorry for not getting back with you sooner, but I like you have been so busy, too busy. And yes I have done the same thing as you and am ashamed to admit it.
And like you i think of my friends here in blogland so often during the day, And what a privilege to get to know one another and to be able to pray for each other.
Thank you for this reminder, I know I need to be still more than I do, and just bask in His love.
Much blessings to you, and thank you for allowing me to share on SS, and for your beautiful comment.

May the Lord continue to bless you and Charlotte as you continue to follow His guidance.
Hugs,
Sue

September 6, 2010 at 9:03 PM

Praying you can slow down from your busy schedule, Dear ~ Blessings ~

September 6, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Hello from SoCal!

I stopped doing Spiritual Sundays for the reason that I got so busy. My feeling was that I wanted to contribute AND read each of the submissions. Since I wasn't able to do both, I stopped participating.

I'm saying this to let you know that you are not alone with the busy factor. I have had to make some tough decisions as to what I will be involved with. We just moved from a church where we were extremely involved with ministry, leadership, and helps. Now, we're in a new church and I feel like God has given me permission to sit back for awhile and rest and wait... I know He will direct my path and focal points there. I think God is always doing a balancing act with us.

Many hugs, KJ
Karen June Miller

September 6, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Dear Ginger,
My husband suffered a heart attack on Saturday and is going in for surgery tomorrow...I am asking for you to keep him in your prayers...his name is Ralph...
thank you so much...Love, Cindy

September 6, 2010 at 10:18 PM

Thank you for your honesty here Ginger...each of us find ways to worship. I am homebound and unable to go to church now for 7 years. I miss the fellowship of other believers and am so grateful for the internet church services and radio and tv too!

September 7, 2010 at 6:42 PM

I love this post!! I was just talking to my husband about this tonight, so funny that I come over here and you are writing about how I feel!! Love this! I think we all go through that and then I feel so guilty because I don't 'feel like' going to church because I have things that need to be done. Where would we be if Jesus decided to do that?
Blessings to you and I am so thankful I have found your site!

September 13, 2010 at 1:15 AM

Hi Ginger,
I'm not on the net much this weekend because I'm visiting with my daughter, but I wanted to come over and say "hi." I love your blog--it looks fantastic!!!!
Love,
Cindy

September 25, 2010 at 5:53 PM

You don't know me...I am a new follower, but you do need to know that your post brought me to tears.

I am quite overwhelmed in my life right now and what I really need to do is just be still and know that HE is God and HE is in control!

Thank you.

October 4, 2010 at 8:51 AM

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