My family has been going non-stop for the past several weeks. Granted, it's all been good stuff—getting ready for the new school year, Geoff walking in the Portland to Coast, getting ready for our annual camping trip, enjoying a week camping up at Mt. Hood, getting our referral, unpacking from camping (endless laundry!), Geoff's been busy completing lots of great household projects, more school prep and now our first week of school. Sigh.
I'm tired. No—I'm downright exhausted. And thirsty.
I realized yesterday that although I have still been taking the time to spend with the Lord, I haven't been totally present with Him. Most mornings my brain isn't even functioning yet. :-)
There are definitely things that I can do to remedy that situation (i.e., slow down, plan better in the future.) However, I also think I need to allow God's grace to fill me with His peace. As I allow my body, mind and spirit to rest in His goodness and love, I'll find myself in the place of receiving all that He has for me. It is then that my thirst (and hunger) will be satisfied.
Now, to allow myself to stop and surrender. Somehow the thought of surrender seem so much harder than the actual act of surrender.
How's your week been, my Friend? Have you been going nonstop like myself? If so, I pray that you too will find that perfect place of surrender. May we both slow down enough to be able to rest in His love and receive the abundant blessings He has for us.
Slowing down and LIVING A BLESSED LIFE in Christ!
Side note: Thought I would share some more of our pics from camping. Geoff shared his kayak with the kids and myself—which made for some fun solo adventures for each of us. I was so proud of my kiddos for overcoming their intense fear of water! Even Sara ventured in past her ankles and braved the water all the way up to her neck! (Proud Mama.)
Ready to take a big drink of His goodness,