Thursday, October 29, 2009

Respite of a quiet moment...

Yesterday, I posted about how I was sick and tired... how our whole house was sick and tired.

I got a comment from L.L. Barkat "Flu. Ick. May you find respite in some quiet moment soon."

This morning it wasn't perfect. But I did get a bit of a respite.

The kids were tired, and sitting on the couch, watching their morning cartoons. I snuggled back up in bed (just around the corner from them, but out of sight) with my bible and a couple of bible studies I have been working on.

I have been behind in these studies this week. I have gotten behind in the daily homework. Since I was too sick to go to my Esther study this morning, I decided to take the time to try to get caught up.

I was able to do one day of homework in my other study, and then switched books. I just love Beth Moore! This is the first bible study of her's that I have been able to do... Esther. Oh! It is so good!

It was like settling down to a good conversation with a good friend. It felt familiar and comfortable, and yet challenged me to look into the Word and really dig into it. It felt so wonderful. Some people would think that the mental exercise would be exhausting...

... even that early in the morning.. it was the respite I needed.

It provided the energy to deal with sick kids.
It provided the stamina to take a shower... (yes, its taken me while to even feel like doing that)

It provided the desire in my heart to have more of a connection with my heavenly Father, all day, rather than just that little bit this morning. It gave me a taste of Him and invited Him into my day today.

The respite of a quiet moment.

It was a much needed moment, a much needed respite.

Thank You, Jesus, for the chance today to start the day off with you, even with sick and cranky kids, and a sick and cranky me. Keep us safe this day, and help me to do what I need to, and have the energy to do it. Help me to know when to rest, and when to play, and when to work. Heal me and heal my kids. Keep my husband healthy. Bless us all with more quiet moments of respite. Amen.


Paula V said...

I'm getting ready to start Esther. I do Bible studies on my own for my quiet time. Just finished Beth's "A Heart Like His" about the beloved David.

I hear Esther is one of the alltime best.

Amy said...

Our ladies group studied the book of Esther before Beth's study came out. It was so good digging into God's words. The passage "for such a time as this" still comes up in our conversations now almost 16 months later. Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Unknown said...

I'm glad you've found that moment, Heather. May you and your littles all feel better soon.


Deb said...


I'm so sorry about the mistake that I made on the comment that I just left.

It really is crazy at my house.

Or maybe it's just me.

Please accept my apology.

I will pray for you as you go through some new seasons.

Hope you're feeling well again.

Sweet dreams.

L.L. Barkat said...

Ah respite! Glad you found a small measure of it. :)

(And nice to see you came to the InCourage giveaway... thanks for that!)