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I am a full-time working mom from North Alabama. I love my family, my friends, and my God!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

and I will give you rest...

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30

I am currently trying to read through the New Testament chronologically and Matthew 11 was what came up Monday morning as I sat sleepily drinking my second cup of coffee!  Isn't it amazing how God chooses to speak to us sometimes... especially through the Bible? 

We have had such a busy few weeks and this one is no different.  On top of being gone and everyone all out of sorts last weekend, having something on the calendar every night this week,  a big two year old birthday party coming up, AND Daylight savings time, I am just exhausted and a little overwhelmed!  But I know I am not alone!  I have so many dear friends and loved ones going through some tough stuff right now.  And honestly, I know that stressing over my busy to-do list consisting of baking cupcakes, tagging consignment, and washing dishes may seem a little silly.  But isn't it awesome that God doesn't care how big or how small our problems are?  He wants us to come to him for rest!  Whether we are tired from lots to do and little sleep or tired from facing illness or just tired of the stresses that being a real grown up brings, he tells us to come to him and he will give us rest!  Spend time with him and unload a little.  

It is so easy to get caught up and worn down from our daily lives and try to do it all ourselves.  But why don't we give it all to the Lord and let him help lift some of that burden?  He wants to do that for us.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." - The Message

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