Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. -Matthew 11:29 (KJV)
As I have said many times before, everyone needs rest and time away. I have not taken much vacation time this year and I realize this isn’t such a good idea. What is a good idea is to take a little time off to get rested and refreshed, which I will be doing for the next week. My hope was to have my daily blog entries updated so that you would have one each morning I am away, yet due to a hectic schedule this was not possible.
I love writing this daily blog and it continues to be a blessing to me and I pray it is to you as well. The daily entries should resume next week around Tuesday, July 26. Until then I invite you to go back and review any of the blogs of recent weeks or months which have blessed you. Please pray for me as I take some time off to rest, reflect, and spend time with family. Know that I am praying for you, my faithful readers, and my prayer is you will grow in the love, grace, and knowledge of God. Should you ever have a prayer need and would like for me to pray for you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any request you share with me will be kept in the strictest confidence.
What a blessing to have such a loving Savior who is always willing to allow us to cast our burdens upon Him. I have felt the weight of a great amount of responsibility lately, yet the Lord is faithful and as He has promised, we can cast our burdens upon Him and find rest for our souls. I look forward to a week of rest and renewal – spiritually, emotionally, and physically.
May the Lord richly bless you – see you next week!