Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Energy Source

Whew! We managed to survive an 11th birthday, a surprise 40th birthday party, two end of year picnics, two end of year chapels, a recital, and are now in the final preparations for this weekend's 6 performances of "Snow White". Throw in work, all those last minute teacher gifts to buy, a deck needing 30 gallons of stain, and two a.c. units that decided to go out on the hottest (105 degrees) weekend yet this spring, and you have a reason why I have been too drained to write anything here.
I have lots to say, as always, but no energy to say it. However, I awoke early this morning, (obviously God had something to say to me) and as I searched His Word for some wisdom on how I can be a more patient parent, a better friend, and a more loving wife, I read through John 6. As Jesus was directing the disciples to stop wasting time on the foolish things, and instead to be about Him I found my strength...
When the disciples asked Him how they could work the works of God and carry out what He requires, this was His answer, "... that you believe in the One Whom He has sent. (that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His messenger.)
So simple, and yet I try my best to complicate it, to make it something I can do in my own power, instead of just believing, in His. So today, despite feeling slightly overwhelmed at the tasks before me, I am going to strive to believe in the One He has sent for me, and to trust that His strength will carry me through when my own energy seems depleted.


Jenny said...

Oh how I know exactly where you're coming from this morning! I have not posted in a long time due to the absolute craziness of our life lately! We decided to paint our den walls and rip out about 1000 square feet of carpet (ourselves). Oh my goodness...the mess! It has turned my world upside down! Right now I think it's the project that won't die! Aghhhh! (it kind of sounds like your deck!)

Have a great day!

Bev said...

Isn't it funny the way AC's go out on the worst day of the year. Well not funny, but ironic. And our deck is right there where yours is. It looks so awful I hate to even put flowers out on it. Sort of like putting makeup on Cinderella when she's still in that shabby dress pre-fairy godmother! Hope you get it done and hold up in the process. xoox

Robin said...

The end of the school year is crazy! I'm glad to be into summer, but I still haven't really slowed down.
Maybe when we get home from Dallas.

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

I discovered that truth recently myself, and was shocked that all we have to do is believe. While it's harder than it seems, it's (usually) easier than working myself into a dither to serve Him.