Wednesday, August 24, 2011

when I'm feeling drained

It seems strange that as I spend a month focusing on what can make our lives full, I was feeling a little drained this week.  A new job doing childcare at home this month meant adjusting our routines and re-evaluating our priorities.  The last few days I chose to veg out in the evenings with a novel or a dvd instead of refueling in the Word. I felt a tad hypocritical.
And the last few days I have been drained.
So I resumed studying James. I just spent about twenty-minutes before I turned Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin back on, but it helped. I doubted that the time would help, that piddly amount done a little begrudginly at first, but it did.  And this morning I am ready to face the day with thanksgiving and joy and hope because I have received grace. Grace that even though I will not always be a perfect mom or baby-sitter or wife or friend, I can still start fresh each morning. Filled. Full.

1 comment:

  1. Girl, I understand feeling drained. And how easy it is to "get off track" in reading the Word every day. Seems just when I get into the swing of it for more than a few weeks, something comes up to distract me and I have to start all over again. So grateful I love and serve a gracious God! :)


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