This has been an amazing week–and a tiring week–and (I hate to admit it) a stressful week all in one. First, we got to spend an amazing two days doing ministry and hanging with friends in Auburn! The kids had a blast with their little buddies, too.
And now we’re home,still recovering from lack of sleep and traveling with small children. And while I’m still recovering, there is no time for physical rest because I scheduled my daughter’s birthday party for this weekend! At my house! Needless to say, I have had a lot to do to get ready for it (especially house cleaning).
It makes cleaning difficult when you have an 18 month old that is like a hurricane force wind sweeping through right behind you. And in front of you. And beside you. He’s everywhere! Kind of like Jesus.
I hope my party guests won’t mind my missing a few spots. My lack of perfection. I’m trying to overlook it, so I hope they will, too!
This Five Minute Friday prompt is DOOR. So, here we go in 3-2-1….
I am the door. That’s what Jesus said. He’s the way in to the safe pasture, the place of rest for our souls. Even when we are running full steam ahead in the natural, we can be at rest in His safe pasture. He is our way in to the place of rest.
What I am learning is that grace offers a way to keep moving forward even when we feel fear trying to move in and paralyze us. I know that’s a strong word, but that’s what fear does sometimes. I began last night feeling so overwhelmed and stuck, like I had no idea how in the world I was going to get everything done. I felt anxious, afraid, and stuck. Paralyzed.
How do I get out of the rut and do what has to be done? Grace. Rest. Jesus said that his yoke is easy and his burden is light. When we come to Him, He offers us a way to rest. And rest is not the same as giving up, or staying stuck in a rut with no way out.
When I feel stuck, like I can’t get any traction, the best way out is rest. Grace offers us a way to keep moving forward by faith even if we don’t know how we’re going to get to the finish line.
Praise the Lord that He has won the victory for us! I’m so glad that His victory touches every area of my life. He cares about the practical things, the little things, the big things, the super-spiritual things, and the normal everyday things.
I hope you enjoy today’s song of the week! It’s called Victor’s Crown, and it was written by Darlene Zschech, Kari Jobe, and Israel Houghton. Watch, listen, and worship right here at My Graceful Life!
Victor’s Crown is on the live worship album Revealing Jesus. You can download them below if you want! And the album is free to listen to with Amazon Prime. Pretty cool!
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