Daily Archives: April 23, 2008

Thankful for REST

Iris…I am so with you. REST. God ordained. Planned it. Did it Himself. So why in the world do we try and cram so much into our lives that we have absolutely NO TIME FOR REST???

“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)

Well, my first thankful is—for the rest I am about to take. No, not just the fact that I will head off to bed soon…but the rest Jeff and I will take in a couple of weeks. Headed to our favorite place. A borrowed place. But a place of rest nonetheless.

Second…I am thankful for this wonderful group of ladies that I have the honor of sitting with in Bible Study with every Wednesday night. We study Jesus. Applying Him to every aspect of our lives. From our hearts to our homes.

The young lady standing on the end is our awesome pastor’s wife. What a precious leader! I am standing on a chair—trying to get the whole group in. We had a few missing tonight…but for the most part, this is our great group of Sisters-in-Christ!

Third….well, I tell you what. You just scroll on down, read the rest of the blogs on this page, then visit the sites I have on my sidebar—and you will find more reasons I am thankful. The group of women that I blog with, write devotions with, chat with online and via e-mail are such blessings. They take me as I am. Blundering, blubbering, stumbling Angie.

I am thankful for what the Lord is doing in my heart and life. Yes, it is painful. Extractions are that way. Sometimes we get Novocaine….and sometimes not. But the point is to get out the “cavity”….the very thing that will cause the whole tooth to rot. Do you have something that needs extracting? Take it to Him. It is much less painful if you willingly hand it over and lay it on the altar…than it will be if He has to pull it from you.

Okay. I’m done. Not with being thankful. But I’m ready to head for that rest I was speaking of earlier.

Iris keeps us going—THIS is the highlight of my week! Even Jeff asks me “have you done your thankful Thursday?”….. Visit Iris—Go read more thankful hearts—-and then rest…in HIM.

Faith for the Prodigal

Lord willing and they still want me, I will be back with Laced with Grace after a short 2 month prayer-project-listen to the Lord break–(and don’t forget the give-away!)