Psalm 62:1, My soul finds rest in God alone.
Over the last month, we have hosted some wonderful events that have helped women, girls (and men) live the Bible in their everyday lives. We’ve hosted:
- A workshop on the facts about Depression and solutions (last month)
- A Mother/Daughter Retreat (Last weekend)
- A Luncheon on not becoming Holidazed during the upcoming holidays. (Last Friday)
- A seminar for Blended Families. (This past Saturday)
As I type this, I’ve just returned from the doctor. They tested me for strep and mono. I have neither. Just a nasty virus that’s making me feel horrible and causing me not to sleep too well. So needless to say, I’m in rest mode – despite an upcoming move this weekend.
Yep. My family is moving.
I am clearly in a busy season. Who has time for a cold in season’s like this?!
Last week, as I was nearing one of the final climbs for our 2017 season, I started to feel a little overwhelmed. Actually, very overwhelmed. I was felt weak and weary. I could feel myself running out of energy and passion.
I marvel at how Jesus knows the cries of our heart – even when we don’t voice them. As I showed up Thursday morning for my quiet time, it’s as if He knew what I needed: something short and simple, but powerful. I needed words that would fuel me for:
- a late dinner I would having with our out-of-town speaker guests Thursday night;
- the luncheon (Friday); and,
- the blended family event we hosted Saturday morning.
Suddenly six high-voltage words from Deut. 33:25 jumped off the page at me,
“… your strength will equal your days.”
It’s as if Jesus Himself leaned out of heaven and said, “Tara, you will have the strength you need to do what I’ve assigned over the next few days. Just focus on today. You will have the strength to bear the load.”
God has been faithful to His Word. Every single day, I’ve had strength to do what was assigned for that particular day. Even on Saturday, when this bad cold was coming on strong, my strength equaled my day.
God’s Word is relevant. It’s alive. God speaks to anyone willing to open His Word to listen. Nothing thrills my soul more, than when the God of the Universe takes time out all He’s doing to renourish my tired, weary soul. He always seems to know just what to say to remotivate me; to strengthen me; to enable me to cross the finish line.
As you make spending time with Him a priority, I promise, He’ll do the same for you as well.
So when busy seasons dominate your life, never, ever give up your time with God. His Words are timely and personal. Truly, He refreshes and restores – even when our bodies are weary.
Over the next few posts –
I’d love to highlight some of my favorite take-away’s from these events. It’s not the same as being there – but it’s a taste of the relevancy of the Bible in the messiness (and sweetness) of life!
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