The questions that matter in life are remarkably few and they are all answered by the words: “Come unto Me.” Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest
Come. That’s it. Jesus said, “Come unto Me, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. The ultimate invitation from the Ultimate Host.
I’ve been feeling a little tense. A lot in my brain, on my calendar, on my plate. I told a friend once, “I don’t have a full plate–I have a full platter, and things are beginning to fall off in small little crashes.” Small crashes lead to big messes. Yikes.
Yep. Ready to drop.
The best thing about a full plate/platter/brain/schedule is that it makes me come better as in:
“Come unto Me and I will clear your plate of all that’s not really important.”
The questions that matter in life are remarkably few.
I lean in better when I get a little nervous or outright terrified. I don’t like being nervous or even slightly terrified. But the lean-in results are good.
I love the Puritan prayer from Valley of Vision – the Puritans knew how to pray:
My dear Lord, I depend wholly upon Thee, wean me from all other dependences.
We don’t know what’s ahead. We’re not wired for foreknowlege. God’s got a corner on the future. It’s a given. The good news? He’s got me in the palm of His hand.
I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8
I don’t think I can say always. I don’t always keep my eyes on the Lord. I’d like to. I’d like to say I’m learning to.
Note. It didn’t say: I will not feel shaken. I may still hear small crashes. But Jesus invited me. He said, “Come.” So I will.
I don’t need any more messes. I’ll let God fill me up and arrange my plate. You, too? Let me know how your day goes.
Just come. That’s it.
A reminder of this free printable – click to download – of my favorite Chambers quotes – just for you.