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Abbie Michaels is a 19 year old college student, salesgirl, and self-professed word junkie. She lives in North Carolina with her weird and wonderful family, and writes about life, laughter and faith

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  1. I am guilty of this too. I keep on going, squeze in one more task and despite that will never be able to really “finish” my ‘ever-growing-list’. Today I will take some ‘me-time’ and will rest at HIS feet. – I actually will take this time right now.
    Thank you for your encouragement.

  2. Thank you for a great reminder. I’m definitely a list person who kind of freaks out if lists don’t get crossed out.
    It’s not the end of the world if they don’t get done.
    And I know I’ll have peace about not getting them done, because It’s not rest to freak out about them.
    Thank you, again!

  3. Oh my goodness…I’m an obsessive list maker too! I totally write lists about lists! I love being organized, but at some point, the lists become an oppressive burden, a list of things I feel guilty about not having done yet.

    I often think I have to go somewhere special to have real “rest.” But you are so right, God wants to give us rest now, right where we are!

    Thank you so much for the encouragement today!

  4. I love this verse in the Message for I, too, am a list-maker:
    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

  5. Yep another list maker. We all need to get some rest – especially spiritual rest & renewal.

    Thanks for the reminder!

  6. I am so there. This morning I had to make myself steer away from my usual routine and simply sit in His Presence.
    “My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest.”
    Exodus 33:14

  7. God showed me he wants me to learn to REST in Him at the retreat I went on last fall. Rest from anxiety. Rest from life. Rest for my soul. It is my one word for this year. I am still learning, but thank you for the reminder. I am not there yet.

  8. I love this verse too. I have been through a very tough last year. I went through an emotional breakdown from stress, depression and anxiety. Part of my healing process has been learning to rest in Him. It is not an easy process for a Type A personality like me. Even when I am exhausted, I feel pushed to accomplish, to do, intead of just resting in Him.
    Thank you for this post!
    The world really IS at our fingertips!

  9. Ahh, Abbie, your writing is like looking into my own brain and seeing the chaos and the clay all at once. The clay He is molding and making…

    Thank you for sharing your heart.