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I haven’t really blogged much in the last month.

Actually it’s been almost non-existent the last two weeks. I feel like I’ve been in one big huge slump lately. Which is weird. I’m not really a slumpy kind of a girl. Lately though, I’ve really done nothing but go to work, watch too many episodes of my new favorite t.v. show, and sleep. No goals, no projects, I’m not even reading any books right now. I’m just sitting there, like a blob on the couch. Doing nothing.

I just couldn’t figure it out. Until this weekend. I have a confession. The embarrassing type. My confession is this: I have not sat down and truly spent time with the Lord in a while. It’s been a quick good morning prayer and that’s pretty much it. I’m not even keeping up with my daily Bible reading in order to finish the Bible in a year. I’m at least three weeks behind on that. So if you think this post makes me a little bit of a hypocrite, I understand. I need a gentle reminder to myself about how important time with the Lord is. How important daily time with the Lord is.

In Matthew Jesus said:

 Come to Me, all you 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 your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30

It’s my own doing, my very own fault, but I do feel weary right now. In the mornings I feel like even getting out of bed is an uphill battle. Jesus provides the answer right here in these verses. I can find rest in the Lord. His burden truly is easy and light.

Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11-13

In the above verses Paul is talking to the church about their generosity in providing for him. However, he clearly states that he has become dependent on Christ to meet all his needs, and it is Christ who gives him strength to get through whatever circumstance he may be facing. Paul faced all kinds of hardship. He was imprisoned multiple times, he faced religious persecution at all turns, and often just got up and went when God told him to. I think that Paul was oftentimes weary and heavy-burdened, but he had learned to come to Christ for rest.

So here is my challenge to myself. Self, take your slump to the feet of Jesus. Time to lay your head to rest in the comfort of a Savior whose burden is easy and whose yoke is light. Rejoice in the many blessings He has showered you with, and to worship Him with gladness. Now go, pick up your Bible and be refreshed.