Friday, July 22, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Full

"In your presence their is fullness of joy. At your right hand, there are pleasures forever." Psalm 16:11

Am I full? So often I seek other things to "fill" me. I am always let down. Why am I suprised?

It's in HIS PRESENCE that their is fullness of joy. He fills me.

Since having Kate, my sleep has been radically affected. It's humbling. Humbling because I prided myself on getting Hannah and Grant on a great sleep schedule early on. Kate, well, she marches to the beat of her own drum and is not so easy to schedule. As a result, my time in the Word has been affected. Those thirty minutes I used to have before Hannah and Grant woke up are gone simply because I just can't get up any earlier than I am. As a result, I find myself more "empty" than full. More prone to wallow in my sin. More prone to fall into temptation to yell at my kids, my husband, complain about our circumstances, get irritated by people who are different than me.

But how true His Word is. There are days I can sneak in time with Him. Read His Words. Pray. And in an instant, I am reminded of His fullness. The fullness of joy. The fullness that can only be found in Him. The only fullness that will not disappoint.


Katrina said...

This is beautiful, and so true. I can definitely relate. I like how you point out that it's easier to be a better, calmer person when you are closer to God and when you read His Word. I completely agree.

Thank you for stopping by and commenting. I'm happy you did so I was able to come and read this post. I needed to hear it. :)

Bethany said...

What a wonderful post. I so appreciate your openness and vulnerability. I love you, and I'm so thankful you're my sister-in-law! I agree with everything you wrote. Well said!