God gave me a swift kick in the pants this morning. Don’t you just love it when that happens.
I’ve been feeling far from God the past little while. Life is busy, and there’s always an excuse for not getting together with Him.
This morning Ray had already left for work, I was wide awake at 5:45, thanks to his cell phone vibrating on the table, ( on a Saturday morning!!!) the kids were still asleep, and I thought that I would like to lie in bed and read for a while. So I got up to find a book, and walked past my Bible on the table. And heard a very clear voice in my head telling me to pick it up, open it up and READ it.
So I did what I always do when I’m out of a Bible reading habit. I opened it up, and just read random verses here and there. I was reading Psalms, and was cross-referencing a verse in Hebrews. And started reading in Hebrews. Chapter 4.
I’ve been especially tired lately. Except never in the evening when I should be. So I stay up late because I can’t sleep, but then am like a zombie later in the day. Until evening comes, when I’m wide awake again. Only to start the process all over again.
So when my eye caught a verse about rest, you know that I was all over it. 😉
Hebrews 4: 9-11 “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of disbelief.”
God did His work,and then He rested when it was finished. In verse 10, it is talking about Jesus entering Heaven when He finished His work. And in verse 11, we are told that we will enter that same rest–after we finish our work. Which is that no man fall under disbelief. So often I tell God that no, I’m too tired to do that too. Lord, I already do this, this, this and this for You. And those last two, Lord, they require alot of work, and keep me really busy, so You can’t really mean that You want me to do something else.
My job here on earth is to tell others about Him. And if I’m tired because of it, I know that I will have rest someday. But if I’m exhausted because I’m too busy doing other things, then it’s time to smarten up and do what I’m supposed to be doing.
It’s been a rough week around here. While I don’t want to share any details, please pray for my family, as my Grandmother passed away yesterday. We’ve expected for a few days that it was coming, but it was still very sudden.
I’ll be back to the blog in a few days. Which reminds me that I haven’t introduced you to the newest member of our family yet. You’ll be able to meet her in a few days. I know, you just can’t wait. And yes, I am crazy.