>Tired. It has been a pretty relevant word in my life recently. With a 10 week old baby in my womb, growing away, I have been physically tired. With a new job, trying to learn all of the ins and outs, I have been mentally tired. Then, I realized today in a flood of hormone induced emotions that I am spiritually tired.
Because I work with youth, I often try to front when I am feeling spiritually tired. I want them to see Jesus through my life and hear Him in my words. I want them to see that being a Christian doesn’t have to be boring or just their parent’s religion, but their own personal relationship that will be as unique as they are. But that’s where I miss the point.
It’s ok for them to know that I am spiritually tired! In fact, it could be a good thing.
Jesus said, “Come to me all you who are weary and weak and I will give you rest.” We’re told to “do not worry about anything, but pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for what He has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand.” (Phil 4:6-7)
You see, I can’t do it on my own. In my strongest times, I am not enough. I can not meet every need that I have. I can not fill in the gaps when I am utterly exhausted physically, mentally, and spiritually. Only Jesus can. He is the living water that meets all of my needs and He, alone, is enough.
Lord, thank you for this reminder tonight. It was what I needed to hear. For it is about your glory, not what I can do, but what you continue to do in and through me. Hallelujah, my heart commands my soul to sing. Hallelujah, I offer you everything. Hallelujah, Lord I give all that I am. Hallelujah, for the Alpha, Omega, the Great I AM.