Wednesday in the Word
It has been a while since I've done one of these. I have been busy being lazy and exploring, which is definitely no excuse. Haha, it's funny how I come to New Jersey/New York to finally adopt the Los Angeles "Sorry, God, I'm too lazy" lifestyle. Whereas when I'm in Los Angeles, I was always "too busy". Now that life has kind of "settled down" a bit, I find myself just wanting to curl up and rest when I'm not working. While rest is important, I find it sad that I'm not as actively seeking things to do as before.
Tonight's bible verse is:
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." - Matthew 11:28-30 [ESV]
For me personally, I have been finding rest in a lot of other things: sleep, writing, reading, etc. I haven't been faithfully coming to the Lord and laying down the weariness of work, whether it was witnessing the death of a passenger, or even just being tired after an 18 hour duty day. Recreation and sleep are part of resting, that is undeniable, but it shouldn't come before God. It is something I am working on continually. With an erratic schedule, it is easy to lose focus, especially with a lack of accountability in the people around me. It's this time that I truly have to rely fully on Him to keep me accountable, but at the same time: I need to take that initiative and let God guide me. I need to be the one going to Him willingly and fully, and it has been hard these days.
It's a good reminder that we are in a constant relationship with God, and He's not just a God to sing praise to when times are good, but a God that we can sing praise about for being there during the bad times, as well. I have been having a bit of a tough time in my own head these days, and these are the burdens I really need to lay down before Him, and let Him take control.
Please pray for me that I will be better at surrendering and giving to Him :) Do you have any prayer requests I can pray for you about? Please leave them down in the comments below! <3 I will be more than happy to pray for you!