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  1. I appreciate this word picture. I appreciate that it only takes a sliver of our day but a sliver is enough to connect us to the unlimited God and let him refresh our soul.

  2. Thank you. My doctor says I have had a migraine that has taken me completely down caused by exhaustion and stress. Thank you. I needed to read this.

  3. Thank you, dear one, for your wise and heartfelt worlds. I felt myself calming as I read this devotion today. I am weary today, and need to rest in those green meadows.

  4. Even God rested on the seventh day! I truly don’t think God wants us to run our self ragged to do all and be all! I have learned to say no, i have learned a short nap helps me when I’m overwhelmed, i read somewhere, it’s good to spend at least 30 minutes every day reading the Bible and praying, except when your really busy! Those days spend an hour or longer with Him! Praise God, and get some rest!

  5. A much needed “now word” for women. Like most women I have always taken on too much and found myself completely worn out. One day the Lord asked me how I was feeling. “Driven” I answered. He replied, ” I don’t drive the sheep, I lead them.” His response has been a great help to me since. Though I am still tempted at times to take on too much I am reminded of the wisdom He shared with me on that day and have learned to say “no” to every request asked of me that is not from Him. He prefers our presence and worship over our sacrifice of good works. This is seen through the story of Mary and Martha. Though Jesus appreciates the things we do for Him, He far more prefers the time we spend with Him.

  6. Grace,

    Women tend to take on way to many chores. We think we have to do it all. Then we get frazzled. Lysa Terkeurst said it best in her book Your Best Yes “saying yes to everyone & everything won’t make you wonder woman. It will make you a worn out woman with nothing left to give.” My new job has me working more hours than my husband. I’ve asked him to help a little with the chores. Do some laundry, bring in garbage can, etc. It helps lighten the load on my shoulders.

    Psalm 23 is one of my favorite verses. It speaks of God giving us everything we need & making us rest. Jesus commanded Sabbath rest. He knew we would need it. Now more so in our frantic, hectic go, go, go world. Our souls need time to refill on God’s word & His greatness.

    Blessings 🙂

  7. Thank you Grace! Psalm 23 is one of my favorites! I repeat it out loud almost every night before I go to sleep. I try and visualize myself with my Good Shepherd, lying down in the lush green pasture. I find so much peace. Many nights I fall asleep before I finish! What a beautiful Savior!