As if having children weren’t enough delight, the mums I get to meet because of the things Beth and Ben do mean I have such lovely, lovely friends. I’d have never met them without our littlies: creatives, hr advisors, magazine designers, makeup artists, accountants: all mums. It’s as though I’m part of a club, and the entry requirement was a baby- so with 3 I get to stay in the baby years just a little longer.
Last year, and I’ve said this before, was a countdown kind of year, we counted down to my big birthday and then to the birth of my baby Alyssia. I think since then I’ve been finding our new pace of life. Having our three beautiful children dressed/fed/happy/playing/being kind/loving them/and back to feeding can sometimes feel like a demand. I keep
reminding myself that however selfless I have to become, it is nothing at all in comparison with the selfless gift of life that Father God gave when he sent His Son. And God who is everything has enough grace for me to complete what I have started! There is enough grace for each situation we face, to be content in all that we do and to do it well!
Isaiah 40 in the message explains it so well:
27-31 Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
or, whine, Israel, saying,
“God has lost track of me.
He doesn’t care what happens to me”?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?
God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.
And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired,
gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
they walk and don’t lag behind.
Tired out to me, in this season, is waking every few hours to feed my little baby. But tired out in a previous season was lesson planning, project planning, writing reports, completing assignments. I don’t get brain tired right now, just physically tired so the promise for me is that God will energise me. I was reading ‘The Art of Mentoring’ by Darlene Zschech she poses the question: what would you do if you could do absolutely anything? And that is what I’m going to find the rest of this year finding out. I want to spend my time on things that matter and not just busy myself “doing good”!
We have planned a week away for writing and talking and relaxing over Christmas and I’m so looking forward to what we come up with, new songs for Ryan ?! Although I do feature as a co-writer on one of his songs… No, I really do. But I must be about 3-5% co-writer as I don’t even remember the song, and really, it wasn’t my effort, I was reading and talking as Ryan played guitar and he used one word out of what I said I do however remember where we were: in a tiny chapel in south Africa. It was 5 years ago and it was a beautiful time away, sunny, hot and relaxing! Less of the hot this winter break, but more writing and creating for sure.
Have an energising day too xox