Daily Delight

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

When I hear things over and over again, I tend to lose sight on their actual meaning and how precious those words are. Personally, grace and peace often skip my mind (and my heart) daily.

When I don’t get enough sleep, everything emotionally and physically in me falls apart. After a long day I will think, “I don’t have time” for God and need sleep. Forgetting that being in His presence is supposed to be a time of rest, healing, grace and peace.

I’ll be honest, I am still in that troubling period right now. Trying to figure out how to balance my life without putting God last. Then I think back to all of the times I have stayed up that extra 20 minutes to talk to Him about everything on my heart. The good things, the troubling times, the questionable moments and so much more. This calms and comfort my thoughts of what I need to do next, and actually live in the moment- without rushing.
Whatever area of your faith it is that you get lazy in, or just don’t feel the presence of God… 

Remember this: He heals your stress, brokenness and tiredness. This is a time for restoration. Just as much as we need that extra half hour of sleep in the morning, we also need that (extra) time with God. He is waiting, we just have to take that step out of the boat. If you believe it, live it.

Today, I hope that we all take that time and energy we put into planning and being on the go- to now transforming that energy and time into God instead. I guarantee that our day will seem much more peaceful and satisfying. That doesn’t mean everything will go the way we expect or want, but it does mean we will accept the things we cannot change and thank God for His continued grace and peace. We can make our plans, but He will make our steps. 

"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful," (Colossians 3:15).


About the Author

Carli Stump≫ ≫ Originally from the great state of Ohio, Carli moved to Nashville, TN, five years ago to attend Lipscomb University and believes that staying in Nashville is God’s calling for her. // An avid foodie with a love for adventure and fellowshipping with good friends, Carli is always in the mood for a good meal and a deep convo. // Currently working for a behavioral healthcare company, she has found a strong passion for working with those struggling with mental health and addiction illness. This has allowed her to better understand that we all have our own, unique story and owe it all to Him. // Carli hopes that being a part of the Daughter of Delight family will help to give her and others the courage to take that leap of faith; in hopes to transform their faith into something bigger and better


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