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.