I was talking to Casey on the phone today about how this week really snuck up on me. We had a pretty lazy week last week, and I will be honest-I took a lot of naps! It was great, but a little boring, especially now that the time has changed and the days are so short.
Casey and I were supposed to get together one night this week for dinner, but it just isn’t happening. I realized yesterday that we are having people over several days this week. Not that I don’t love having friends over, but I may have over-scheduled us this week! Add in Bible Study on Tuesday, a meeting at church on Wednesday, Story Time on Thursday, 2 wreath orders, a last-minute magazine article assignment, and the novel I am trying to write for NaNoWriMo, and I am a busy person.
So busy that I forgot until just a few minutes ago that I haven’t yet written my Monday Praises blog post. Whaaaattttt? It is my favorite post to write all week! How could I forget?
I had to think, What can I praise God for tonight? The answer popped right into my head: REST.
I am so thankful that I have plenty to do, and that I feel like doing it. I am so thankful for good friends for me and my children and for a nice place for them to come to and for food to feed them.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,” Colossians 3:23
I am also thankful that I can get into a nice warm bed at night and sit here with my laptop to type this up. Even God rested, after all.
Genesis 2: 2-3 “And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.”
And I am thankful for not only physical rest, but for rest for my soul and heart and mind. God has given me such peace in my life, even in the midst of the turmoil that is life.
Psalm 62:1-2 “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”