Friday, March 19, 2010

Tired?


Sitka sound asleep on the sofa in the rental beach house, Hatteras Island!











When I try to do things in my own strength, I look like Sitka. I am not near as cute as Sitka, but you get the picture. I am learning to do only those things GOD calls me to do. I am learning to wait on HIM, patiently. "Learning" would certainly be the key word. I am clearly a work in progress.

"Yet those who wait on the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary." Isaiah 40:31 NAS

Finding strength in HIM,

Andrea

44 comments:

Karen said...

Amen...learning to lean on Jesus....

Jennifer said...

Love this! Such a cute picture... and I get it! :) I am a work in progress too and learning... really trying to learn!

~Jennifer

Renee' said...

Hi Andrea, Yes we are ok, I was watching it on the local news as it was happening.

Renee' said...

LOL Talk about Sitka being out like a light lol

Laura said...

Awwww. Sitka was the cutest little puppy. I need a puppy. I'm feeling my lack.

And the message is good too!

He & Me + 3 said...

I love that verse and that song. Such an awesome message in it.
Sitka is adorable.

RCUBEs said...

Cute pic of Sitka! I love that wonderful promise from Isa. Needing strength tonight as I go to work...His...

Blessings to you sister and have a great weekend.

Katia said...

Amen!
What a darling dog!!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful blessed weekend.
Katia

Frau said...

Good lesson! Love the picture of your sleeping pup. I could watch Sophie sleep all day they are like a sleeping baby. Have a wonderful weekend.

Just Be Real/God Whispers In The Wind said...

I am right there with Sitka. Precious.

An Imperfect Perfection said...

Sitka looks so sweet and peacefully happy resting there. I'm learning too... always learning.

creative gal said...

I love that picture!! So cute! My dogs did the same thing last night- just crashed!!

Kelly Combs said...

Come to HIM all who are weary, and he will give rest. Great analogy and love that pup, Sitka.

Do you own or rent a house at the beach? We are planning a week at the beach for summer, and need a pet friendly location. Ideas?

Barbara said...

AMEN....we can become tired in trying to do it our way....How much better when we "get it" and lean on GOD. His plan is so much better...when we stick with it!

Andrea said...

Amen! A lesson I need to learn more and more :o)
by the way, what a gorgeous dog!

Diana said...

Oh so true Andrea! I often pray for the strength to make it through all of the things that I need to accomplish. And I do listen when I am supposed to rest. That's so important.
Love Di ♥
P.S. What does Sitka mean? I have heard that name before.

Janean said...

once again, andrea, you confirmed what the Lord spoke to my honey and i just yesterday! i love when God does this.

vanilla said...

Isa. 40:31 has long been my mantra. When I rush ahead on my own, I tire, I crash and burn. But when I literally "wait on the Lord" and let Him lead, He becomes my strength!

Blessings to you, Andrea.

Deborah Ann said...

Sleeping Sitka is adorable!

sarah said...

awww. love him. Want to just hug him....and that scripure is one of my favorites.

Saleslady371 said...

Oh, you're even cute when you do things in your own strength! Have a happy weekend, dear Andrea!

Just Breathe said...

Sometimes waiting patiently keeps us up. I love a sleeping dog. Well sleeping babies are pretty cute too! God bless you.

Mich said...

Love that verse!

Cute picture.

Happy weekend!

Heart2Heart said...

Andrea,

We can all learn these lessons. If only we could learn them once and for all and not need to have them repeated. Thanking God for always giving us second, third and fourth chances.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I am a work in progress too Andrea! Learning to wait on Him is something I have to constantly work on due to my impatient nature.

Sitka is such a pretty dog.

Auntie Cake said...

a great reminder for us all! Have a wonderful weekend!
Kate

GrammyGoo said...

Praise God. An awesome promise.
Blessings, Ella

Gods Little People said...

You truly are blessed. What absolute little sweethearts you live with. They're all so precious! Sitka looks angelic.

Raymonde said...

♪♫♪Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord, we will wait upon the Lord ♪♪♪♫♫
One of my favorite songs...

Have a very blessed Sunday Andrea!

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Sassy Granny ... said...

It takes some living, if not some wisdom-gathering, to find such relaxed peace in leaving it all to Him, yet moving ahead in the strength He alone provides.

Enjoying my gray hair and God's grace,

Kathleen

Alleluiabelle said...

Dearest Andrea,

Stopped in to say I love you.

Such a sweet picture of Sitka. I have to admit that looks pretty comfortable to me right about now!

My thoughts, heart and prayers are with you my dearest sweet friend.

Big Hugs,
Alleluiabelle

Tracy said...

You're so right - when we only do what God calls us to, and through His strength, it's a very different experience.

BTW - Sitka is so cute!

Denise said...

Amen my friend.

lyzzydee said...

Happy it is Sunday!! Cute dog!

Being Me said...

Lovely sentiments.. cute little fella..

Praying for health for all.

BM

Jackie said...

Learning!!!.....Yes and Amen and thanking Him for His love, grace and patience with me all along my learning journey!!

He is Faithful!!

Love, Hugs and Sweet Blessings!
Jackie
PS.....Pls give Sitka a head rub for me!!

Colleen said...

Amen.
Great picture!

Jeanette Levellie said...

I'm not as cute as Sitka, either, but I'm slowly learning to rest in His love and wait on Him. I mess things up when I run ahead of Him.

Love you,
Jen

koralee said...

Sometimes it is hard to wait...but we all know we need to at some point. Hope your week will be filled with many new blessings. xoxo

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Love the visual and the reminder. I'm resting in Him.

Blessings, sweet lady!

Momgateway said...

Stika is such a comfort!

Lynn said...

We can get very tired trying to do everything in our own way and time and not in the Lord's way and time.. I am slowly learning how to lean more on Jesus and I so much feel the difference when I do, that's for sure. He is such an awesome God and is forever right here with us.. here to help us when we need his help.. all we have to do is call on him.

Blessings,
~Lynn

Its So Very Cheri said...

I joined to follow you as well.

Cheri

chili pepper said...

Made it over to Leslie's. You were right... adorable.

Kat