Wednesday, July 29, 2009

A Word to The Weary Ones...

It is almost a trend these days.
Maybe a bit of status...
the tendency to be busy.

I don't think we think about it,
but when we are asked how we are
how very many times do the words,
"I am so busy" pop out of our mouths.

Well, whether it is intentional or not
being constantly busy will undoubtedly
take a toll on your mind and body.

If you are like me the first thing to
be effected is your home. It starts with
the little things. Not so quick to dust,
then the bathroom stops shining and the
kitchen floor gets "crumb"~y.

Hey, don't look at me like that.
It does!
And don't even talk to me about the
fur. Four animals all shedding in this
summer heat - lots of fur!

Now, I have this dilemma.

I love to have friends over.
It is part of my ministry.
It is what I do!

The name of this blog is
Hospitality Lane, after all!

But with dust bunnies breeding
and icky floors, how can I invite
even the best of friends through
my doors?

Well, I do anyway...and I cringe
when I think about it. But, this
evening as I sit here I find myself
just exhausted. It is the kind
of tired that sinks all the way to
the bones.

I am not complaining.
Many things are
keeping us busy these days.
They are good things.
They will not go on forever.
They are not the point.

What I wanted to tell you was what
God whispered to me tonight.

He said,
"Come unto Me, all who are weary
and I will give You rest."

I looked it it is in context,
I'm a stickler for context!

Matthew 11:27-29

All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Wow, right from the depths of my memory bank
those words were brought out.
I believe them.
I believe that no matter how tired this body
becomes that by placing myself in His care I
will experience peace, rest and a new energy
that cannot be compared.

I hope that if you are weary and tired from
the stresses of life that you will cling to
these words. If your soul is craving comfort
read that passage again.

Knowing the Word of God gives us a treasure
trove of encouragements and energy boosters.

Whatever you may be dealing with...God knows,
He cares, He longs to hear you tell Him that
you need Him.

Go ahead.
I'll wait!

Tell Him now.

Did You?

Now rest in His love for You!

Ahhh, doesn't that feel better?



Vee said...

A wonderful word, Becky! Yes, it does seem that we are all busy, busy, busy.

Persuaded said...

Becky.. this was just a wonderful post... that verse has always been one of my very favorites. "Come unto me..."

Jillian, Inc said...

A friend was telling me last weekend that she is launching a t-shirt line and her logo is "Busy and Blessed" and I just cringed. I hate it when people talk about how busy they are. And then to pay money to wear it on a shirt? *eek*

Charm and Grace said...

What a beautiful and well-thought-out post... and so very true. We all need to get off the rat race treadmill, and take time for all of life's blessings. Someone once posed the question, "Was Jesus ever in a hurry?" ...and if the answer is "no" ...then should we ever be in a hurry? Jesus' words are so key... He is our rest, He is our peace, He is our shelter from the storms and chaos of life. I am feeling less stressed already... thank you for posting this!


Sandra said...

Becky, what beautiful words of wisdom. Boy, am I sooo weary today. I have been working in my yard and am tired down to my bones too. Then I read your beautiful post. :) Thank you, my friend.

jAne said...

(*(*( hug )*)*)

Thank you for this encouragement, Becky.

jAne at tickleberry farm