Note to self: Have more giveaways.
The Lord blessed me this weekend through your words and favorite quotes. Thank you for taking the time to enter the giveaway by leaving a comment with quotes that have resonated in your own heart.
While they were all wonderful, one comment that rocked me was from Elizabeth. She quoted Luke 6:45 – ‘“Her mouth speaks from that which fills her heart.’ God is using this verse in my life right now. It’s a constant reminder for me to keep myself in check.”
Wow. And Sue Molitor, I loved your quotes from, When Women Say Yes To God:
“Wonderful and hard often go together when saying yes to God. God is using all of your experiences, both good and bad to develop your character to match your calling.” – Terkuerst
Geez Louise. That is so spot on!
But who won the books you ask? Well, thanks to Random.org for generating our winners today! Drumroll…
Kristen Shomaker and Heather Cheek! Shout out! You both won! Congrats! HOW FUN!!
Learning From Lukey
Today is Labor Day!
This morning I am reflecting on how much we all need to rest from labor, amen!?? I am thankful for this culturally promoted holiday, but this idea wasn’t initially introduced by the Central Labor Union or the Knights of Labor in 1887.
It was actually introduced in Genesis by our Creator God.
And on the seventh day, God finished his work that he had done and he rested on the seventh day from all his work… Genesis 2:2
And later in Scripture, Jesus drives the importance of finding our Sabbath rest in Him.
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. Matthew 11:28-29
Oh, the heavy yoke. What is weighing heavy on your shoulders today?
Is it money? Or marriage? Or mayhem at work?
Maybe it’s family? Or fear? Or other frustrations?
“Come to me.,” Jesus says. “Come.”
Today, let’s all pull away. And come into the presence of Jesus. Trade your yoke for His – the one which is light and easy. He is asking for yours right now.
I couldn’t help but get tickled at my Lukey yesterday. We sat together in the September heat, watching brothers play flag football for two hot hours. And no one knows better how to carry not ONE care in the world better than my five-year-old.
Need proof? While he sat, semi-patiently, he grabbed my phone and took a few snap shots to pass the time. Yeah, I’d say about 30+ great pictures of himself and action figures, Batman and Robin, now take up a large chunk of space on the camera roll.
Oh, to be five.
Like Lukey, let us labor no more. Let us carry not a care.
Come to Jesus, my sweet friend, heavy laden with the worries of this world.
And He will give you rest.