Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success!
Lent is a traditional time of self reflection and soul-searching.
In reality… I should do this daily. My soul needs to be renewed, refreshed, searched, and recharged. My soul gets weary.
I cry out to God… Lord, save us! Save this land, save my loved ones, and save us from a bountiful harvest of sins.
I know He hears us. I know He hears me. I pray He grants success to all who call upon His name.
Amen and amen.
As a person who tends to be positive in all things, I find myself with a bleak mindset. I am doubting my decisions and worried about life. For me, it is exhausting and not my typical demeanor. I’m faltering and I don’t like it one little bit. Continuing to pull myself out of this quagmire of emotions is getting tiring.
Then I remember…“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden“. I know God is calling me to let go. Some things and some people can not be changed by me. I can only change myself and my perception of things. I am so tired of being weary.
I won’t write many somber posts which is why I have been quiet for a while. But I am working on myself and I intend to turn this ship around.
I hope you’ll join me.
As Christians, we all believe that God’s eye is on the sparrow…but this sparrow took an unfortunate drunken dive into the water.
And so it goes with us – we get busy with the daily demands of life until in our own stupor we realize that we thirst for the time to find peace, comfort, and solace. We need something greater than what we can achieve on our own. We need the hand of God on our busy lives.
Come unto me all who are weak and heaven laden and I will give you rest. Don’t wait till you are taking a nosedive…seek God’s call on your life.
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know he watches me.
I sing because I’m happy,
I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow,
And I know He watches me.
Most of my days are filled with activities and work and scheduling conflicts. I’m always on the go.
But at some point my body and my mind just wear out and let me know I need to rest. I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to rest. The minute I try to do so, my mind starts thinking of all the things that I could get done. All the things I need to get done and I worry about what is left undone.
Today, I slept till 10:30 am. I can’t remember the last time I slept that late. When I saw the clock, I could not believe that no phone rang, no child tried to wake me and the dogs laid quietly at my side. All the stars aligned today for a perfect morning of rest.
I realize that we have to work and we have to do things to support our families. But I also think that some days we just have to let ourselves be quiet and rest. It is in the resting that we are refreshed and ready to love others as Christ commands us to do. It is hard to love others when you don’t love yourself enough to take a break.
I think I will try to do it more often.