A Thousand Things

My head is swimming in thoughts this morning as I sit to write this devotion. I had a full weekend, and lots to process. Actually, I've had a full morning already with more things to process. That takes time. The overthinker that I am goes back through every experience, action, discussion and more - and breaks it down into thousands of thoughts. As I redigest it - I learn things to do and not do next time. So, I could easily say with no exaggeration that I have about 1000 things running through my mind this morning.

On top of all that - I have about 1000 things I need to get done today. I made good progress over the weekend, let a client go and got finished with another, but I am still behind. So, I've got lots to do today to keep the clients I have now happy. Then there's the writing I want to do for Dove's Fire Ministries - I wanted to get 31 Days in Psalm 31  done in January. So I'm behind on my stuff too.

I haven't even thought much about the 1000 caregiving things I need to do today! I've already got Chris dressed, up and fed. He's listening to his ebook as I type this upstairs. I've done dishes, fed everyone, and taken out the trash and there are still another 1000 things ready to demand my time... when I can find the time.

There are more than 1000 things grabbing at my attention, my mind, and my heart today. It can be a constant struggle to just stay focused on the basic caregiving tasks that must be done, much less try to juggle all the rest. I took a minute or two to look up the word, thousand in the Bible - as I could relate. lol Here are a few scriptures I found:

  • God shows lovingkindness to thousands (Exodus 20:6)
  • May God increase you a thousand fold (Deuteronomy 1:11)
  • God says we can chase a thousand and two of us can put 10-thousands to flight (Deuteronomy 32:30)
  • His word is commanded to a thousand generations (1 Chronicles 16:15)
  • He owns the cattle on a thousand hills (Psalm 50:10)
  • A thousand shall fall at my right hand... (Psalm 91: 7)

The old hymn comes back to mind O for a thousand tongues to sing.... If I had a thousand hands to raise, it wouldn't be enough to praise Him for all He's done. So instead of letting my mind run through thousands upon thousands of things tugging at my time today - I will focus on being one of a thousand singing to Him, thanking Him for bringing me through this storm one day at a time.

Today, I'll think about praising Him 1000 times. I'll try to thank Him 1000 times. I'll let my heart make that perspective switch - and I'll meditate on His goodness instead of all I need to get done. I will direct my thoughts to the 1000 things He's done for me - grace, love, mercy, help, kept me - etc. I have a pretty long list - I'll let that consume me today! Will you join me?

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