Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Priorities... With A Cup of Tea!



 Sometimes as I have time with the Lord, I drink tea.... It seems to make it easier to slow down, ponder things, talk with Him and listen....


 Beauty can also help that... although sometimes it can be distracting also.  

I read my Bible first thing every morning... and right now, I usually stay in bed while I read.  It's warmer in there and yes, I stay awake, but I don't have any tea at that time.  :)
 Then, throughout the day, I ponder those things I had read earlier.... I meditate on them..... Well, not always... sometimes I get too busy and just don't even think about it.  I don't want to do that, though.... God's Word is so important and I want to walk with Him through each day.

It is rare that I can sit down and just drink a cup of tea.... normally I sip it as I work on the computer... or cook... or do school... or have breakfast....or whatever. Sometimes I find myself just gulping the tea down to be done with it before it is cold.

Sometimes I sip a cup of tea as my kids and I sit... and talk... what precious times. It is easier to sit and concentrate on them when I am sipping tea... and the same thing can work in my time with the Lord.... but I do have to make the time....

I tend to talk with Him all throughout the day... and most times it is not a formal prayer at all, but more of a conversation.... and it is precious.

Still.... a cup of tea... and time with the Lord... can be a good thing.

It is so easy to just run through each day.... our lives are so busy.... I know mine is terribly busy every day and I'm sure yours is also. We don't have time for everything... and something has to "go".   I don't want to just fly through each day dealing with things and reacting... I want to make time for the really important things... and I know I am a better wife and mom when I do so.

I hope you are also making time with God a real priority.... reading His Word every day... but also praying, praising and listening.....  it will help us to be the women He planned for us to be. :)   Thank you for visiting... I hope you have a great week.    

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48 comments:

  1. Important message today! And thanks for the visit to my blog tea.

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    1. Thank you... so glad to take tea with you. :)

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  2. Thanks for sharing at FRIENDS SHARING TEA. That is a lovely Forget Me Not Teacup!

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    1. Thank you... glad for the link up and the visit. :)

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  3. Lovely teacup, and an essential message. I start my day with the Word and a cup of tea. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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    1. I do enjoy my tea cup... and tea... and the Word.... :) Thank you for visiting... and for the link up.

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  4. A pretty floral teacup! I like to sit and ponder things while sipping my tea. Usually early in the afternoon before my hubby gets home from work. He always arrives home with coffee. Your message is a vital one and thank you for sharing it with us. Happy Valentines week!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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    1. What a nice comment... thank you for visiting and sharing. :)

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  5. I have my quiet time, devotional and prayer time first thing in the morning. I enjoyed your post, you gave me a couple things to ponder about.Have a blessed day!

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    1. I have my main time in the morning also... I found that bedtime wasn't good for me... too hard to concentrate... and I like starting the day out right. I'm so glad you visited. :)

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  6. I love quiet time with a cup of tea. btw - Your African violets are so pretty.

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    1. Thank you.... so nice to have you visit. :)

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  7. What a beautiful post, a gentle reminder of what is important. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful week!
    nancy

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    1. Thank you.... I find it is important to be deliberate about these things... our lives can easily crowd out the best stuff. :) Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  8. I love that statement, "It's more important to be occupied with Christ, than to be occupied for Christ." You're photos are beautiful, as always! Thanks for sharing and the "gentle" reminders. Blessings!

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    1. I like that statement also..... it is so easy to be occupied FOR Him... rather than WITH Him... big difference. Thank you for the sweet comment. :)

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  9. Your teacup is enchanting surrounded by flowers. I read my bible every night - a program of competing it in a year by reading the OT and NT together.

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    1. Thank you... it sure looked nice together and I liked it. :) Glad you visited and commented.

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  10. I enjoy a warm cup of tea too, sometimes just what I need to help me "be still and know that He is God." I like your quote about being occupied with God rather than for God.

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    1. It does seem to help.... and I like that quote also... it is good to differentiate between the 2. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  11. What a sweet post. I so agree! I just wrote a post recently talking about inviting God in all we do all day and talking with him all day in our life tasks! He enjoys the fellowship all the time!

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    1. That's true... we are to walk w/ Him.... Thank you for stopping by... :)

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  12. This was such a lovely and refreshing post, my dear. God must be our number one priority - thank you for the precious reminder. Hugs to you!

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement... yes, He must... we need to be deliberate in remembering that. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  13. I loved reading about your precious times with Jesus! Oh, how I love Him and want to keep Him front and center in every moment of my day. I honestly do not understand how people make it without Him in their lives. May He bless you richly for the precious encouragement you are to me and to so many others.

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    1. What a precious sweet comment... thank you for your encouragement to me. I agree about people not having Christ in their life... I have often wondered at that... especially when I have seen other families dealing with medical problems with their child... and they still have no use for God. That is so sad to me. It seems every year I learn more and more... and I also learn how much more I need to learn and grow in Him. What a blessing He is.

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  14. Yes, making time for the Lord is so important. I need to do that right now. I usually pray and read my bible first thing in the morning, but I got sidetracked today. Thank you for the beautiful reminder.

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    1. It is... and I am so glad that many are making time for it... what a blessing to start the day out that way.... and it really is easy to get sidetracked. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  15. Beautiful words and pictures! I love sipping something hot - tea or coffee when I read the word and pray. I am thankful for the quiet times I have with Him each morning, and cannot imagine my life any other way!

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    1. Me, too... I NEED this time each day... even if at the time I feel like it isn't so important. I can't imagine not starting the day that way. Thank you for visiting... I am encouraged by how many women do spend regular time with the Lord... It is a habit that can stay with us all of our lives.

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  16. A lovely way to deliver an important reminder. God's blessing on you and your family.

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    1. Thank you... and thank you for visiting... .it was so nice to have you. :)

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  17. Beautiful words of truth; thank you for sharing . . .

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    1. Thank you... I am glad you stopped by. :)

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  18. Your African violets are beautiful! My Nana loved violets and always had several blooming in her home. They always remind me of her. Thank you :)

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    1. Thank you... it is so nice to have flowers blooming inside at this time of year. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  19. Thank you for this reminder to slow down and savor time with God.

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    1. You're welcome... it is so easy to keep busy all of the time... but not the best for us. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  20. I have my Grandma's china tea cup collection. There is nothing like sipping tea while chatting! I will have to try chatting with God over tea one day soon :)

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    1. That sounds great and your china sound very special. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  21. I enjoyed reading this encouraging post. It was very peaceful Joy. Thank you for linking up all your lovely posts with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays.

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    1. I'm so glad... thank you for sharing that. :)

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  22. This is a lovely post and I love the tea cups. I get up to have my quiet time and have a cup of tea first thing. Thanks for sharing this at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Thank you... tea and quiet time are wonderful! :) Thank you for visiting and for the link up party.

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  23. Lovely! Thanks for sharing and linking up at Grace and Truth.

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  24. How sweet! Things do go better while sipping tea. I often talk to the Lord throughout the day as well. However, I need to get in the habit of reading from the scriptures each morning. Going to start again tomorrow. Thanks for the recommitment! And thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I agree, Jan... tea does make things seem to go better. :) I talk to the Lord throughout the day also... it is a habit now and a precious one, but I have been so blessed by spending time in God's Word every morning... and I am glad you are going to start that again. It sure is worth the time. Thank you for visiting... it was great to hear from you. :)

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