Thursday, October 30, 2014

Come and Rest

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, 
and I will give you rest.

 - Matthew 11:28 NKJV

The God of the Universe, He knows me.  He isn't afraid of my words and He appreciates my honesty.  He knows that times are hard. He knows that I battle the heartbreak.  He feels the hurt.

So, I give Him my load.  I tell Him what hurts.  I let Him catch my tears.  I want to rest.  I need to rest. The anguish I carry wants to overwhelm my soul.  

The God of the Universe, He knows me.  And, He loves me anyway.  So, He carries me. Though, I may be too weary to notice, He will carry me. He will carry me until I am strong enough to walk alongside Him.  Until then, I will rest in the arms of Him Who gave me life.

Yes, the God of the Universe, He knows me and carries me still.


 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Deep Thinking {Repost}

Originally posted April 20, 2011

I've been reading Ann Voskamp's book, One Thousand Gifts.   It's good stuff.  I mean thought provoking, heart searching, mind-boggling stuff.  

I read this passage just a few moments ago and had an 'aha' moment.  

"They say time is money, but that's not true.  Time is life.  And if I want the fullest life, I need to find fullest time.  I wipe a water spot off the tap; there is a reflection of me.  Oh yes, I know you, the busyness of your life leaving little room for the source of your life.  I'm the face grieving.
God gives us time.  And who has time for God?
Which makes no sense.
In Christ, don't we have everlasting existence? Don't Christians have all the time in eternity, life everlasting? If Christians run out of time -- wouldn't we lose our very own existence? If anyone should have time, isn't it the Christ-followers?"

I read this and I have a very real realization...I'm already living my eternity.  The day I accepted Christ I began to live my eternity.  My fate was sealed.  My destiny sure.  I have no worries.  Sure someday, I'll fall asleep in this life and wake up with Jesus face-to-face, but for now, I'm living eternity...because I'll never die.  My time never runs out.  My body will wear out and my skin will wrinkle, but He's already here.  Walking with me, holding my  hand...He's already here and I've been living like my future was yet to be. I'm already living my eternity with Jesus. 

My body relaxes as if I'm sinking into a warm bath, expelling a great sigh of relief.  A weight is lifted from my soul.  I'm not in a hurry.

I still look forward to my great homecoming...to be settled in at the feet of my Savior, when my eyes will see Him that my heart longs for now.  But today, He has filled my heart with overwhelming joy...because I do see His gift.  Eternity. And I'm already living it.

:) Becky