Do you ever have days that turn to weeks of feeling weary?
I told Carl last night that I plain feel weary…emotionally…physically…parentally (is that a word?)…and probably even spiritually.
As the Lord would have it…I was to meet with my dear friend this morning…who also happens to be a spiritual director in the making…I never know what our time will unearth…but I did know that I would bring up the “weary” word…
Can I say what a blessing it is to be heard…to not feel like you are whining…that your story is valid…understandable…that a weary spirit is par for the course…Thank you Karen for your sweet spirit and letting God speak through you to tell me to rest…recover…to walk in grace…
That is what I am going to do…take more time to rest…not rushing the physical recovery my body needs but also letting my emotions recover from new and undiscovered trails in this season. I want to be still before Him…and not be in such a hurry. Funny how it didn’t occur to me this week as I have continued to try and walk as fast as I usually walk hobbling on a bum knee. God is saying…slow down…I have no other choice.
I have been reading the gospels and so many times Jesus asks the person before Him what it is that they want or need? There is a lot that I know that I do need…but there is a lot that I have no idea about or I haven’t even breathed a prayer in that direction. I need clarity…even if I come away without any new answers…and most of all…I just need Him to be front and center in my life…before my eyes…the whisper in my ears…praises upon my lips…
The quote that I began my last post should have probably been in this one…I wondered why it resonated with me so deeply.
So with that said…I am going to be a bit scarce from here for awhile…for as long as it takes…I will still be reading Cover to Cover and working on memorizing Romans 12…I just may not write posts for a bit.
I would appreciate your prayers…and don’t forget to come back…I will read any comments left over this time…and if you have any prayer needs of your own I would love to cover you as well.
Desiring to rest in Him,
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matthew 11: 28-30 (MSG)