Yesterday, I had a conversation about "busy-ness "with my daughter. I was busy finishing the Christmas decorations, and she was cutting out her 5th sewing project for the season. She had her school's staff party to attend last night, I have my Tupperware Cooking School Demo to prepare for Monday night. My daughter, like her mother is prone to over-extending herself!
I have to admit, that neither of us was feeling the JOY. How easy is it to get off track; to lose sight of the meaning of this season? I, (we) should know better!
I have a little Hallmark book titled "God Always Has a Plan B". I often turn to it for inspiration, and as part of my quiet time. I was drawn to it this morning, and landed on the chapter "for providing rest for the weary". Imagine that? Amazing, our God!
The page begins with a quote by Thomas à Kempis, "First, keep peace within yourself; then you can also bring peace to others".
As I read on, I was reminded by the author, that to be at my best, to be healthy, to truly enjoy life, I must make time to rest my body, mind and spirit! Five hours of sleep, no exercise, and a distracted 10 minutes of devotional time aren't going to do it!
Come to me, all you who are
weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.