I hit the ground running when this Fall semester started at ASU. I'm not sure I've been able to really get my feet under me since. Its that busy, frantic, one-step-behind feeling, when everything you do is because you "have to." I have determined, though, that I refuse to live this way. Jesus said,
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for yoursouls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matt 11:28-30
I will live with a restful soul because my yoke is that which I carry with Christ himself. I had such a refreshing time of prayer this morning. I realized that although I have been consistently having my time with God each day, I have failed to really take the time to pray, interceding for others and discussing with God all the issues of life. I have been busy working for God, but heavy laden because I have not been allowing Christ to carry, lead, and empower me. This is rest for my soul. And this rest, at least partially, comes through time with God in prayer.