A few days ago, I posted When It Rains…Well You Know The Rest & wrote about needing rest. Well wouldn’t you know that the very next verse in my Daily Bible Devotional was about…..REST! I find things like that kinda eeery & fascinating & spirtual all at once. Rest is what I was asking for, & here this verse pops up on my handy-dandy app the very day I requested it. And then I had to read that last sentence.
“But they would not listen.”
What? I listen.
Hmmmmm. Have I avoided opportunities to rest because I “needed” to do this or that or go here or there? Am I listening for when He says it’s time to rest? I’m guilty of going & going until I’m so worn out that it feels like moving a mountain to do one more errand, cook one more meal, fold one more piece of laundry, or pick up the same pile of toys for the bagillionth time. When I feel like that, I “take a day.” This is where B & I hang out watching Rio & do…nothing. Just so you know, that’s not happening today.
Here’s the verse from my Daily Bible Devotion app: If you’re looking for a daily devotional app, this is a good one.God has told his people, “Here is a place of rest; let the weary rest here. This is a place of quiet rest.” But they would not listen. (NLT) Isaiah 28:12 NLT
- It’s important to take God’s cue for rest. He is well aware of the journey ahead and it would be wise to heed His prompting. To some, it may mean paying closer attention to your body by caring for it. To others, it could be taking a day of rest from work. However it may look to you, be sure to rest when God picks out your spot to rest.
This morning when I woke up, I was exhausted. Two nights in a row of getting up with C that’s my 7 year-old during his coughing spells have worn me out. I’m happy to report that C’s prescribed steroids have kicked in & he actually has TONS of energy today.
I rolled out of bed a little foggy & disoriented. I managed to get the coffee on & visit briefly with X before he headed off to wrestling practice. When a teenager asks if you’re feeling ok, you know you must look as bad as you feel. YIKES! I chugged down my first cup of caffeine & started my second before the kids could even brush their teeth. Just before we headed out the door for school, I checked my email on my phone mostly because it wouldn’t quit dinging at me.
I check my message from the Time Warp Wife’s series on being a better wife & partner called The Ultimate Vow. Next to my Daily Bible devotional, it’s the first thing I read each day. Today her entry is about being strong, even when we want to be weak. It reminded me that sometimes I need a change in attitude more than I need a nap. It sure changed my “I’m so tired of being tired & everyone being sick” attitude. I don’t want to be a whiney or “woe is me” woman. And I don’t want to get all puffed up when the hubs is snoozing away while I’m trying to get the kids out the door not just on time, but in a positive manner when I really just want to pull the covers over my own head.
I’m tired; that’s a fact.
But that’s about as bad as it gets for me.
Today, I’m choosing to be a little stronger than I am tired.
From the Time-Warp Wife http://time-warp-wife.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Today’s Vow: To be a woman of strength. The Challenge: Seek to bless your husband by letting him know you’ll do your best to rise to the challenges that come your way.