In my morning devotional, it was asking me if I was resting. I had a good chuckle because the devotional had no idea I am 48 and raising my grandchild. So, YES devotional, I am tired!
The devotional told a story about a produce farmer. He was busy arranging the produce and farm goods. A lady came to the stand and said she needed eggs and where were they. The farmer replied, “Come back tomorrow, and I will have more.” The lady got angry and walked away.
The author Pastore Cordeiro shared this insight:
I don’t have to tie myself to an imaginary, unrelenting cycle to produce more, make more, or try to outdo last week’s number. I have just have so much time in the day and I want to do what I can with all my heart involved. When the clock runs out, then I’ll say, “Come back tomorrow, and I will have more.”Pastor Cordeiro
Friends, each day you will wake up with tasks to do, conversations to have, and places to go. You only have a certain amount of mental, emotional, and physical energy. Once you have poured everything out it is time to rest. The good thing about being empty is there is less of us to interfere with God’s work in our lives.
Today I pray you lean into God, be still, and rest. Rest from FB, from the radio, from the news stories, from crumby family situations, from icky co-workers. Find time to fill yourself with scripture, a hymn or devotion. Take time to reflect on all the goodness of the moment or the day.
-Resting in Him with you, being filled by him with you. “Come back tomorrow, and I will have more.”
Michele Bruxvoort is sure to draw you in with her delightful sense of humor and love for living life. She enjoys reading, repurposing, as well as remodeling the family home with her husband. Drawing from her life experience as wife, mom, and follower of Jesus, Michele brings you a very honest and real perspective on life. When you don’t find her writing, you can find her mowing lawns, stocking shelves, taking care of her grandbaby and tackling her latest life adventure.
Wisconsin native and empty-nester, she now makes her home with her husband of 27 years in the South West Prairie plains of Minnesota.