Thursday, September 5, 2013

Rest & Fill

Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

On Tuesday morning at 5:30 Douglas and I woke and I quietly watched him prepare to walk out the door. I am always extra quiet before he leaves on a trip. I had the idea of him just being gone. I can't find shelter in those arms, or pick at him because he still can't seem to find the laundry basket at the end of a long day. 

But I was determined. In my head I had this long to-do list of all the things I would accomplish as he was gone. This list was all the things I never seem to accomplish that I was to squeeze into 4 days while still having the normal cleaning to do, taking care of our 3 littles, making it to football practice & a marriage class. {Also having the privilege of squeezing in a coffee date with a wonderful friend} I guess looking back, even to this morning as I looked at the above verse on my daily bible verse calendar thinking, I don't need any rest, I need to clean....I was setting myself up for failure.

Because ladies pre-period (yes, I just went THERE) hormones + unrealistic expectations = a yucky feeling heart

Once Addie was napping I went to my once monthly movie, Pride & Prejudice and I crashed hard. I needed the rest. Because even when the burdens placed we place all on our own and are as silly as cleaning, He knows when we need rest. He knows when we are putting our worth in something other than Him. Whether it be our homes, our children, our bodies, our ministries. He knows. And He loves us so much....that He has given us this verse. To remind us in Him is where we find our rest. 

For our of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks --- this is a great verse. I notice when I'm all yucky and putting other things before Him. My overflow is sludge. And it envelops over all those around me. 

Find rest & fill up with His word.
Note to self.


  1. That's such a good verse. I need to remember that when I know I need rest and not feel guilty about taking that. I am so glad you got the much needed rest you needed!

  2. I definitely needed this reminder to rest .. in HIM today!! Thanks for sharing!! :)