Thursday, May 12, 2016

Come to me, those who are weary and burdened......

Do any of you read the daily reader, "Jesus Calling?" If not, I suggest you get a copy....as a matter of fact, let's do a giveaway!! My first reader to email me with their address will receive a copy in the mail! I would love to share this with you. 

Yesterday I had a horrible day. I cried literally all day. I looked awful! LOL It was just a bad day, a sad day, and it all had to come out. 

So this morning, I sat down to have my time and I read today's reading....

"Learn to relate to others through My Love rather than yours. Your human love is ever so limited, full of flaws and manipulation. My loving Presence, which always enfolds you, is available to bless others as well as you. Instead of trying harder (the co-dependent mantra...my words) to help people through your own paltry supplies, become aware of My unlimited supply, which is accessible to you continually. Let My Love envelop your outreach to other people. 

Many of My precious children have fallen prey to burnout. A better description of their condition might be "drainout." Countless interactions with needy people have drained them, without their conscious awareness. You are among these weary ones, who are like wounded soldiers needing R & R. Take time to rest in the Love-Light of My Presence. I will gradually restore to you the energy that you have lost over the years." 

"Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and you will find rest for your souls." 
                                                             Matt. 11:28-29

To my mom readers, I know that we all are serving many others in our lives. Our families, friends, other hurting moms, if we have active addiction intertwining through our lives, that is a whole other dynamic that requires so much thought and decision making and work of the heart. Today, I am choosing to pace myself, even in my thoughts...I am choosing to focus on things that are happy and bring me peace. Today is a day of self care as I go about fulfilling my responsibilities. If you are in the position of needing a minute, give that gift to yourself. Best case scenario would be before you become a sobbing mess. Be still. 

Much love and prayers.....
Annette

6 comments:

Dad and Mom said...

It's is not just moms that walk around with more on their plate than can be done. Right now I am feeling that way too. Although my son is still clear and sober.

It hard but there comes a time we all have to just list out what is possible and focus on that and offload the rest.

Take care Annette. I know you have a wedding coming up and from experience we ALL make to big a deal of wedding and all the associated stresses. There is no such thing as a "perfect" day, no matter how hard we try.

Mark Goodson said...

What a beautiful post Annette. I really need to hear that message of 'taking it easy' today. I'm getting myself sick with all the busyness I'm in. Some of it is out of my hands. But a lot of it is my own making.
I'm excited to get to church this Sunday. We haven't been in a few weeks. It will be a great time to live that Book of Matthew quote you provided. Just sit in the church, hear the message, and REST! (rest should not be in caps. But that's just how it's been lately--haha!)

Anonymous said...

I hope you're feeling better today, Annette. Last weekend, I realized that I'm completely exhausted and need to slow down and rest. I can't keep up with all the demands on me. It sounds like you're experiencing this too. Wishing you some quiet time and peace.
Holly

the gardener's cottage said...

yes! i don't know where i'd be without my Jesus Calling. it has helped me beyond measure thru this disease. x

Mary Christine said...

I read "God calling" for many years. I hope you find your stasis.

Honey said...

When my oldest son died from an accident overdose late last summer, his girlfriend gave me a copy of "Jesus Calling" and it hasn't left my side since. Many treasures in the small book.