Friday, March 25, 2011

It is O Taaaayyyy! (okay)

Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.  (Psalm 116:7)

I love that verse!  Return to your rest my soul.  He really, really has dealt bountifully with us, hasn’t He?  It is so easy to be overwhelmed, ungrateful and down right grumbly.  Life just comes at you hard sometimes, right?  Even in the ‘easier’ times, when things are really going okay.  Even then we can be all frazzled and and grumbly. 

Take a deep breath.  Tell your soul, ‘return to your rest, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.’

I have been talking to myself a lot lately.  Stop laughing, I mean in a good way.  Speaking truth, the Word to my soul.  One thing our little grandson says is, “It’s O Taaaayyyyy”  It is adorable.  So lately I have been telling myself, “self, it is O Taaaaayyyy”  No need to fret.  No need to hurry.  No need to get all riled up.  Everything is O TAY!


Brian reading the Word to his youngest, Elijah and his first grandson, Levi.


Mama and Elijah


They really do love each other, contrary to popular belief on some days.


If you heard this little guy say, “it’s O Tay”, trust me, you would believe him!


I am going to spend the WHOLE day with my Father tomorrow.  Alone.  All alone.  No computer. (pray for me Winking smile) I am so looking forward to it.  Just to be,  just to rest in Him. No agenda, no schedules to rework, no charts to work on, no ‘doing’, but resting, just being!  Woo Hoo!

Signing off for the weekend . . . to Relentlessly Pursue my Father.  ( I guess that is an agenda, isn’t it?  Well, you know what I mean Winking smile)


Josh said...

Thank you so much for writing this post. What a great follow up on last night's conversation about thankfulness and resting in the Lord.

Everything is "Otay" because Christ is right there beside me all the time, regardless of whether or not I "feel" it. Right?

Praying for you as you rest in our merciful Savior.


Jenn said...

I just know you will have a blessed time with your Savior!

Elaine said...

We had a women's event at our church and one of the groups was Be still and know that I am God! It was wonderful and the Lord really spoke to my heart that I need to do that more! I know your time with Him has been blessed!