restw-52495_1280This post couldn’t have come at a better time. Recently, I had been feeling very anxious with all my writing demands piling up and crashing into all the demands of just living in the real world.

Despite feeling the need to work at 100 m.p.h., I followed Mrs. McDowell’s advice and sat down and expressed to God what all my anxieties were and turned them over to him. Then for over five minutes, I tried to clear my mind, repeating, “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.”

Those five minutes worked wonders. I was refreshed and clear-headed. I will try to keep to this new routine, and hopefully, increase my time when I just sit and listen for God.