by Mo Mydlo
Ok, just try to watch this video without smiling. :)
I know, it's hard. But the truth is, this little girl ministered to me lately. She reminded me that I need to worry about myself a bit.
You see, I've been getting a little worn out. With ministering and hosting and pouring out since Thanksgiving until now, I found myself feeling a little burnt out. All of a sudden I was crying and getting edgy for no reason. Well, there was a reason, but I was ignoring it. The reason is, I was lacking in some soul care.
My mind, will, and emotions were a little tired. Thank God my Spirit, (Holy Spirit) never gets weak or weary, but my flesh, is weak, my hormones are raving, and my body needs some rest sometimes.
I decided to take a little break. I came home from a bridal shower I was driving from with my mama and I found myself crying as I was sharing my heart with her in the car. She said, "Momo, you need rest." She was so right. Mama really does know best, doesn't she?
I came home and told Tommy to make some plans with Eli that night as I needed a quiet night with Jesus. I needed to call out loud to Him in worship and prayer, and I thought, I need to be real with Him, it could get a little weird for you, so I am going to need you to go get wings and sodas. You know, things guy like. :)
God led me immediately to Psalm 116. Oh, I love that Psalm so very much. He specifically ministered to my heart through Psalm 116:7, "Be at rest once more oh, my soul, for the Lord has been good to you." YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! I needed my soul to rest and remember that this chaos was not God's doing in my life, it was my own lack of boundaries. Dang it, I did it again. I forgot to set up proper boundaries to schedule in self-care, and I found myself empty, needing me a strong dose of Jesus.
I had to remind my soul to be happy. I had to remind my soul to be thankful. I had to remind my soul that I am blessed and healthy, and highly favored and loved by God. I had to remind my soul that God has been good to me.
Jeremiah 6:16 says, "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is and walk in it and you will find rest for your souls." Oh, friend, I needed to do what the ancients were commended for. I needed to seek my Jesus, dig into His Word, and find what the Good Book says to do and walk in it. Guess what the bible says to do? Rest in the Lord.
Matthew 11:29 says, "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me. For I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy. My burden is light." Thank you Jesus that you allow me to constantly cast my heavy and stressful cares on you, while I learn how to take your light yoke, and easy burdens. What an amazing trade. We give God our junk, He gives us His peace. Where else do you get that kind of deal?
Oh, yes, I needed to worry about myself a bit. Well, not really worry. God doesn't want that either. He just called me to sit down a bit, grab a cup of coffee and spend some time with Him. He fixes everything ya'll. I feel like myself again. And, cute videos like this, don't hurt as well. :)