- Have you ever had moments, days and/or weeks that you felt like you couldn't put one foot in front of the other...at least, not without it requiring a major effort?
- Have you gone to bed at night and got a good nights sleep but yet, you woke up as tired as you were when you went to bed?
- Have you ever felt that you just couldn't hold your eyes open regardless of what time of day it is?
- Have you ever felt that you were so brain dead that the simpliest things took a great effort to achieve?
- Have you ever just felt bad but yet you didn't have any specific symptoms?
I have become addicted to blogging (reading, writing & commenting) and I love staying in touch with all of my new bloggy friends. I also love Facebook. I have reconnected with a number of former classmates and it has been so much fun catching up after 28 years. So, I hadn't been getting much sleep at night...normally 5-6 hours. This is about the only time that I get a chance to write or surf that it won't interferer with my responsibilities as a wife, mother and employee. The only thing that I can think of is that...it all caught up with me.
This past week, I made sure that I did only what was necessary and nothing more. I got up, worked at my job, took care of my duties as a wife and mother (barely) and went to bed every night by 9:30 PM. My wonderful husband got Tyler up Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for school and took him for me so I could sleep just a little bit longer also. I posted just a couple of entries...mainly, prayer request, updates and one because I am so proud of my husband. But, nothing that too a lot of brain function.
The one thing that I love is that no matter how tired I am, how "ucky" I feel or how little brain function I might have...I can still pray. It doesn't take much effort to talk to Jesus. Yes, there are days that I don't feel like praying, other times when I feel like I'm not sure that I can explain what is going on in my life or sometimes, I am too sick to pray. This past week wasn't one of those times.
I was exhausted in my physical body but my spirit was well, thriving and energized. I guess, by eliminating all the "extras" for the week...it eliminated a lot of extra stress, late night hours and gave my brain a much needed break. I found myself having a "praisefest" while sitting at my desk working, listening to my priase and worship music and more time to reflect on God's goodness. My spirit was full of praise and worship for the One who loves me and brings us to a place of rest in many different ways.
Don't you know anything? Haven't you been listening? GOD doesn't come and go. God lasts. He's Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn't get tired out, doesn't pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out. (29) He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. (30) even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall. (31) those who wait upon GOD get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, They run and don't get tired, they walk and don't lag behind. (The Message)
I'll refresh tired bodies; I'll restore tired souls. (The Message)
Wow!!! He will refresh my tired body and whenever, my soul gets tired and wore out...He will restore it as well.
Physically, I am renewed in my rest but I can honestly say...I don't have any clue what I'll be writing about his week. I will take it one day at a time and let the Lord lay something on my heart daily. Stay tuned...who knows what will be here this week :-)
Have a wonderfully blessed day!