I adore long weekends with my family. It reminds me of being in school, having summers off, and not having an agenda. We stay up later, we are more spontaneous, we leave the TV off. Time is no object. Joy is ever-present. Laughter is abundant.
I’m currently reading through & finishing up Ecclesiastes this week, and although I have gotten lots & lots of provoking stuff out of it, one part of a sentence stuck out to me today in chapter 12: Remember your Creator.
We go through some thick junk that leaves me feeling exhausted and unmotivated. I use most of my energy trying to sustain a positive demeanor, but guys, that’s exhausting.
Remember your Creator.
Not only does God wish to satisfy the desire of our hearts, He longs for us to speak them out to Him, to call out to Him, and to have a relationship with Him. It isn’t enough for us to only rely on His supernatural power to know us. We must humble ourselves a bit and ask, submit to His power & ability, and act in a way that glorifies His all-knowing love. We must trust Him, knowing that when we slump over to depend on Him, He will not fail. We must remember our Creator.
This weekend: so necessary. I needed a weekend to recover from an exhausting, draining week of “what-ifs” and “how comes”. It was the perfect opportunity to witness firsthand the tremendous amount of joy that comes from my boys & my husband. Not from money. Not from jobs. Not from the comfort of a challenge-less life. I am thinking a bit about the chaos that may hit us soon, but I’m also prompted to remember my Creator. He knows me, and He wants to hear from me. So I’m speaking a lot to Him today about my hopes, my dreams, and my worries. He will draw me closer. He will wrap me up. Time is no object. Joy is ever-present. Laughter is abundant. It reminds me that His agenda is enough.