from January 2012
It took a week to write this post
And humorously, it was originally entitled “ ‘You can do anything for 15 minutes’ says the Flylady.”
While I completely agree with the Flylady’s theory, I learned – or re learned –
something this week that changes the statement just a bit. We had the privilege of keeping a precious baby in our home this week. She turned one on Thursday, and I love her as if she were my flesh and blood. It was great fun for our entire household. But, not having been in the baby stage in a long time, I didn’t get much else done all week long. I determined to soak up every moment with the baby and my own children, and decided that if we all ended each day with full stomachs and clean clothes, it could be considered a successful day. haha. Boy! I sure had forgotten what life is like with a little one in the home. It’s both delightful and draining. 😉
I’m so grateful for the reminder. As I serve the Lord and the women He has placed in my path, I’m thankful to be reminded of just how hard it is for the young moms to get everything done in a day’s time. So when they show up at Bible study with their hair washed and fixed, and all of their questions answered, and when they talk about the sweet quiet times they’ve had with the Lord, I’ll be doubly amazed that they could get it all done. And when they show up in their pj shirt with a squash or carrot stain on it, no questions answered, and desperate for a word from the Lord, I’ll know much better how to pray for these precious souls. (grin)
The post I tried to write this week was going to be about deciding to spend just 15 minutes at a time to improve the areas of life that have fallen short over the holidays. But I quickly realized that some of you dear ones don’t even have the extra 15 minutes to spend as you wish. I didn’t. 😉 So if you don’t – you won’t get any guilt from me!
I’m just proud of you moms with little ones in the nest who are pressing on… and pressing in to Jesus during these hectic and exhausting days. He welcomes any time you will give to Him – even if it’s while changing diapers, driving kids to baseball practice, or fixing your umpteenth peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
And I’m equally as proud of any of you dear ones who press on, who put one foot in front of the other, day after day, with the help and strength of the Lord in whatever situation you are managing. He is faithful. And if we ask Him, He will help us to be intentional and will bless us as we press into Him during the crazy days of this life.
Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Put My yoke upon your shoulders—it might appear heavy at first,
but it is perfectly fitted to your curves.
Learn from Me,
for I am gentle and humble of heart.
When you are yoked to Me,
your weary souls will find rest.
For My yoke is easy,
and My burden is light.
Matthew 11:28-30 (The Voice)