Monday, 9 December 2013

Giving it All to You

"Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light".
Matthew 11 v 28-30

December is a difficult month for many. Stresses and worries seem to creep to the foreground and the temptation and pressure to over-spend can be suffocating at times.  As the advent countdown draws us closer to the 'big day', we can  feel increasingly squeezed for time and subsequently our energy becomes zapped.  Or is that just me?!

Today I took half an hour out to listen to some worship music and focus on God.  It's amazing how releasing it is to take this time away from the hustle and bustle of Christmas - putting aside the presents yet to be bought, meals still unplanned and the ever-growing 'to do' list.

Accepting His invitation to 'Come', I lay in the stillness of His presence and named every burden that was weighing me down and gave it over to Him. 

Why not take 30 minutes out of your busy day to do the same? You might find this song a useful prompt....

Linking up with My Picture: His Words over at 'Mummy from the Heart'

Sunday, 1 December 2013

The Gate

 "But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it." 
Matthew 7 v 14

It beckons silently, standing strong amidst the whispering trees,
enticing me gently with the promise of what is to come.
Uncertain of the future, fearful of taking the next step,
treading with care, my unsure footprints leave their mark.

Swinging open with ease, proudly displaying the beauty laid before me,
overwhelming at first glance and impossible to fully absorb.
Drawing innocently to a close, the latch bangs firmly shut,
as the noise echoes in the silence, bringing with it an air of finality.

Retreating from the darkness of the fenced in woods,
 splendour and vastness beyond my wildest imagination.
Wandering through to discover light, space and new growth,
thankful for the courage that drew me through to the other side.

I am linking this post up with 'My Picture: His Words' over at Mummy from the Heart.