My son, Sam, has had a blast in the past 36 hours. He had a double header in lacrosse Wednesday night and they won both of their games. One of the teams playing the third game of the evening was short a couple of players and asked him to play. He came out of his goalie gear and played a new position for the first time ever and had a ball. Thursday he had the first day of a three day lacrosse camp with the coaching staff from Syracuse that ran from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. When he finally got home, he was exhausted. He said he had nothing left and fell asleep on the sofa in minutes.
Now that sounds nuts to most of us to push your body to the brink of physical exhaustion in such a short period of time, pouring out every drop of strength and energy you have, but many of us do the same thing on a regular basis through work, volunteering, family commitments, and/or recreation. We do and we do and we do. We stretch ourselves so thin, until we are nearly invisible- completely empty.
We were not created to do it all and we were not meant to run on empty. The Lord tells us in Matthew 11:28-29 to give Him our load and take His rest. We were designed to take time to be still and rest [Psalm 46:10].
By taking time with the Lord each day, we obtain all we need to face our day. He has promised to provide for us all we need daily [Luke 11:3]. However, we can’t get what we need from Him if we don’t go to Him. And we can not give to others what we do not have ourselves.
Won’t you take time this morning to sit at His feet and drink deeply so you have all you need and plenty to share? Our God is the God of more than enough [Psalm 78:29]. “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.” [Psalm 62:5]