Saturday, July 21, 2012

Here's how.

The week is finally over; here's how we made it.

Exhausted on Monday.
July 20, 2012 by sherry
Jesus said, "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest"

Whew, it's Saturday.  Looking back down the week’s mountain, some of us wonder how we made it.  … Monday was...well...not very good.  Tuesday....not much better.  Wednesday maybe a little better.  Thursday was ........well, the entire week was a slippery slope down- Terence was very sick and very tired.  So you get the point.

Fatigued on Friday.....

When we look back at our week, we can clearly see the Lord's hand at work in our lives despite the week's difficulties.  Moses looked back at the sea he crossed and saw that the crossed on dry ground.  Daniel looked back at his bed in a lion’s den.  Despite the fact that Moses and God's people were being hotly pursued by their enemy, God had made a way.  Despite the fact that Daniel had been thrown into a dark den full of hungry lions, he remained  intact.

Spent on Saturday.

If we look back at our week we can witness with awe and wonder the Lord's hand at work.  Even though Terence  has not had energy (all week) to join us for family dinners (at home) or  join in on all the fun prep time for a family BBQ, or just be  'around' when the kids and I are all outside mowing the lawn, or helping me with my patio garden floor project :) while having  glass of iced tea- The Lord has still shown Himself in a mighty way by providing for us and keeping us close to one another during this season.   And Terence is getting some good rest.  He and I talked about allowing himself to rest, and not feel guilty.  I suggested he just rest, and rely on the Lord to restore his body through rest.  So he rested his weary body this week.

So we finished the week- still sane and still intact (somewhat. I sliced my fingers with a knife today!).  We try to remember that Jesus finished His week with victory-  and if he can, we can too because can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Phil. 4:13).

               He's how me made it.

Matthew 11:28-30 The Message   

Jesus said,"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you.  Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." 

Matthew 11:28-30 The Message  

by sherry






  1. Keeping Terry in my prayers for GOD's completeness of His healing touch and continued trust,faith,strength,testimony to the enduring love of JESUS CHRIST. {{{hugs}}} Susan in Bahrain, Middle East.

  2. My dad's name was Terence and we always called him Terry so I apologize for the shortening of your husband's name. God Bless.