Keeping company with Him…

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,

Helen

“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)

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6 thoughts on “Keeping company with Him…

  1. Helen, I am glad to know you will take the time to rest and replenish your heart. You had major surgery and have a little one to look after. I believe many of us are weary and need to examine our lives and see what is heavy or ill-fitting (love, love, love the way the Message words that verse) and rethink what we have on our plates. I, too, keep thinking I will finish Cover to Cover as that has been such a gift this year, but blog only for that. It has been a joy in my life but sucks up an inordinate amount of time. You will be in my prayers for solitude and peace and joy and refueling. Love you, Annette

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  2. I think too many times we take what the doctors say for a recovery time as “gospel” and don’t consider our own circumstances. It came as a total shock to me when I didn’t bounce back as fast as the doctor (and some well meaning friends) said I would. Then I felt like a total pansy and failure. (which we all know those feelings aid in recovery. Not.) Rest, girlfriend. I will be praying for you. Let me know if there is anything else I can do.
    love,
    karen

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  3. Helen,

    First, thank you so much for your blog. I found it recently and love reading it. But, I want to thank you for this post. I, too, have been so weary lately…perhaps longer than I would like to say. I need time to spend before God…listening, sharing my heart. I just need Him more than ever. Thank you so much for the post.

    I’m praying for you and look forward to hearing from you again.

    Love, Sheryl

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  4. Ah Helen, why is it that we don’t allow ourselves to rest? God has a way of telling us to slow down in no uncertain terms.

    I had a bit of a slow-down last week when they discovered a blood clot in my left leg. Praise God it was not a deep vein clot or I’d be in the hospital right now. I can tell you more later but it had to do with medication I was on for some uterine problems.

    Anyhow, I will be praying for you as you continue to walk in the grace of our Lord and rest in His arms. I do believe that both of us may just have to walk at a bit of a slower pace and enjoy the sights, right? (grin)

    And if you read this and get a chance, I have a special guest today who is sharing tips on how to simplify the holidays. I for one am ready to experience “less stress” this year 🙂

    Take care my friend and I’ll talk with you soon. Thanks again for your meaningful prayers for my son’s recovery. Your thoughtfulness warms my heart with joy 🙂

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