Thursday, August 13, 2009

Resting



















"Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in the Lord." Psalm 31:24

I have been quite busy the last couple of days. After completing today's tasks, I was exhausted. It was time to rest in my Heavenly Father's arms. I am acknowledging my need for rest. I will be blog visiting as soon as I can gather strength.

The picture I chose to post is from a recent trip to Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Richmond, Virginia. The flowers and butterflies were captivating.

Resting,

Andrea

31 comments:

Laurie said...

Hey sister,
I pray you get the rest you need and are refreshed once more. I always appreciate how you pour out so much to so many. May God return it to you many times. I am not sure about tomorrow because my little guy was pretty sick today. (And, you may not to be around me because I was around him.) Do you mind calling me or emailing tomorrow and let me know what you think? I'll check my email around lunch time.
Love ya, Laurie

Leslie said...

I can understand your need for rest. Jesus took time to be alone to rest and pray. I wish everyone could understand the need to do this. When you're unable or unwilling to "do it all" because you know you need some down time, others may look at you as if you're lazy. I decided a few years ago to learn to say no and to not care what other people thought. I'm an introvert and need my quiet time! If I don't get it, I get mean! (My family can verify this!) So take all the time you need to rejuvinate yourself! Having some quiet time is what's best for me AND for those around me!

Love, Hugs and Blessings, Leslie

Saleslady371 said...

Rest, my friend, and may God speak to you as you relax. Hugs and prayers!

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

Its always good to listen to our bodies and take the advice it is telling us. Stop, and tomorrow will take care of itself. Take care of you now.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Laura said...

Rest, sweet friend. He longs to give it to us, yet often we wait too long to fall into HIs arms (well, I do anyway.)

Thanks for the update on Ellen. I'm glad she received good news.

RCUBEs said...

I hope you get that much needed rest. We all need that so we can continue to be useful for the Lord's work.

Beautiful pic! Take care sister and have a good night. Love you in Christ.

Loren said...

Andrea,

praying for rest and restoration in your mind body and spirit my friend!

May you experience HIS manifest presence tonight and be ever Filled!

love and blessings to you my friend

christy rose said...

Rest up Andrea! Let Him re energize you!

Carol said...

Andrea,

Take all the rest in Him you need. We all need that, don't we?

Blessings to you!
Carol

~*Michelle*~ said...

You...who gives so much of yourself to others with your wisdom, spirit and love.....deserve to take your quiet time and rest in Him.

xox
*~Michelle~*

Terri Tiffany said...

I know you have a lot going on. Take the time to rest and strengthen up! We will all be here still.

LisaShaw said...

Praying for you Andrea as always. I'm sure you're praying for me too so thank you in advance.

God bless and keep you.
Lisa

sarah said...

these pictures are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing them. And I pray you are getting the rest and feeling much better. Sarah

Renee' said...

Morning Andrea, :) Thanks for the B-Day wishes :) I had a Great day out with Hubby and jacob :)

koralee said...

rest well my friend....love your image today...so peaceful!

Angie said...

Andrea---love the picture! YOU are wise to follow His leading to rest...He will rejuvenate your heart!

Hope said...

Hi,
I have a photo I took of this same type of butterfly at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.
Enjoy your rest!
♥Hope

COUNTRY MOM said...

Hope you get your much needed rest. I love the pics and all your great Bible verses. Many Blessings,

E @ Scottsville said...

Hope you're feeling well rested by now!!!

{hugs}

vanilla said...

Thank you. I look for butterflies, but they seem to be fewer than they once were.
May the Lord give you blessed rest, and may you be rejuvenated to good works.

Mimmy said...

Andrea, I just found your blog and will visit again, I'm sure. Poetry is one of my interests also and the concept behind my blog. There are times that others tell me I must think in rhyme. Your blog is beautiful, easy to navigate and a blessing to read. As I am not able to sit at the computer for great lengths of time, I will visit again and read more.

Take care, find the rest you need, God Bless,
Mimmy

Chris said...

Hope all is well. Have a great weekend!

Edie said...

Hey Andrea! Saying a prayer for you now. Enjoy your time resting in the arms of Jesus. Much love to you!

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Andrea,

My heart is praying for you to get the much needed rest that your body is telling it needs. I surely know how you feel as I have not been getting around to too many blogs lately just because of that.

I pray that He refreshes your mind, body and soul and that as you're resting that you breathe Him in deeply and enjoy all that is around you despite the chaos in life. Yes, we all need to quiet ourselves and rest in Him.

I love you dear friend.

Love, Blessings & Prayers,
Alleluiabelle

Crown of Beauty said...

May God grant you the rest that your heart is longing for.

Love
Lidj

Just Be Real said...

I love this post! I needed it emmensley. Thank you. ♥

Yolanda said...

As you rest, immerse yourself in Him my Friend. He will captivate YOU! Lovingly, Yolanda

Christine said...

"The best of all medicines is resting and fasting."

~Benjamin Franklin~

Debra said...

Love the pic and hope you are enjoying the rest!

Blessings to you, my friend.

COUNTRY MOM said...

Andrea, Just wanted to say Hi, Hope you are getting some rest. Many Blessings,

RickNiekLikeBikes said...

This was profound for me. I had just read John 10 and somewhere between verse 22 and 36 God mentions a couple times that "no one can snatch them from my hand." Then you said you'd rest in the arms of God...arms from which you cannot be snatched. I guess that gives me so much hope.