This officially my last week of summer. It is crazy to see it come to an end. This summer has been the busiest one yet, I can’t even remember all that I did. Literally to the very end of it I have been and will continue to be busy with ministry.
To be honest it has taken a toll on me, more physically and mentally than spiritually though. I absolutely love serving God and I wouldn’t have changed anything this past summer. But the reality is I’m exhausted.
I’ve been in need of rest but many other things have been more important than rest; serving God. That’s what my summer consisted of. And I couldn’t help but putting God first even though it wasn’t easy.
My best friends have been trying to plan a camping trip but we were able to go because of my busy schedule with ministry. I have been wanting to go down to Atlanta again this summer but haven’t been able to. I missed out on a family trip and many family outings. But to humbly say I was able to do all this without a grumbling heart because I knew God has to be first and serving Him.
It’s obvious I need rest and God knows my needs more than I do. The funny thing is yesterday I did a sermon on Matthew 6:32-33:
“For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
And those words have came alive in my life without me even knowing it. I put God first and He provided me with the true rest I needed yesterday and today with an unexpected trip to find rest. He gave me what I needed when I wasn’t looking and He literally forced me to have the rest I have been in need of. God has proved to me that when I seek Him and love for Him He will always give unto my needs in His perfect timing.
I saw God today.