For the past few weeks, I have been utterly exhausted. Like the kind of exhausted that leaves you unable to fall asleep at night because you’re too. crazy. tired.
In all of this fatigue, I was priding myself on the many things I’ve been accomplishing. And then I read Alyssa’s reflection on the story of the feeding of the 5,000.
Here I stand priding myself on being busy, being tired, doing much. And this profoundly simple line from Alyssa’s post stopped me: “We worry that if we surrender something to God, we will somehow go without.”
Oh, how true. It’s difficult to admit, but oh so true. In my busyness, I do not surrender. I strive. And there’s a big difference, is there not?
“God is in the business of multiplication, and He takes what we surrender to Him and multiplies it to use for His glory.” Herein lies the sweet beauty of surrender. It’s not about us. It’s all about the Lord.
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Holding Back and Letting Go by Kylie Howell
“You see, the only thing more impossible than the struggle I found myself in was the idea of letting go. I clung tightly to every piece of my life, desperate for control.”
Valerie says, “Did you know that September is Thyroid Cancer awareness month? Thank you for sharing your story Nicole!”
Kate says, “My bible study is currently participating in Jen Hatmaker’s 7 fast. For food, one of my fasting “goals” was to cut our weekly grocery bill in half- I love these practical tips that still let you eat well!”
Alison says, “Wow, this reflection on the story of the feeding of the 5,000 was truly convicting. I love how Alyssa reminds us, ‘God is in the business of multiplication, and He takes what we surrender to Him and multiplies it to use for His glory.'”
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