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Grace P. Cho is a Korean American writer, poet, speaker, and the editorial manager at (in)courage. She believes telling our stories can change the world and desires to elevate women of color’s voices in the publishing industry. Learn more at @gracepcho and gracepcho.com.

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  1. God know us better than we know ourselves Grace. I have we sister the youngest in my family. Not saved. But has 4 kids. All different in there own things that they like to do. Some Football the we Girl Brownies. The other Cubs Scots. So it all go in my we sisters home. Before the pandemic. I can remember one day my we sister saying it is so lovely. Not to have to rush home from work. Make sure the kids one or either of us as their Parents. Kids have done their homework. Then check it. Make tea and out the door on so many nights of the week to one of the kids activities. It was crazy my we sister said. Then picking them up. Getting tea dishes washed. As some night it would be both us as Parents. She said as two things would be on in different places. Having to pick them up on the same night. So my we sister said the dishes didn’t get done until later. Then I heard my we sister say one day. When the pandemic set in we hall had isolate. Things were for the kids cancelled. It so great too have no running in the car to do. No rushing to get home to get homework done and checked. Then tea and back out the door to take them to their activities. She sighed. It good to be able to come home. Check the online school work one of us as parent. Then the other can start tea. Then we can get the dishes done. They are not left until we come back from picking them up. No rushing around. We can get the kids to bed that we bit earlier. So we both as parents can put out feet up and rest. It just lovely she said my we sister. But the activities she then said we’re good for the kids to be involved in. Then we had a bit more time to spend with the kids too. Which was nice. Both us she said as parents were not as tired. This taught me lesson. We can be so busy caught up in Church things ourselves. Plus helping other people. We forget to take time and rest for ourselves and in God. We then get drained ourselves. God didn’t want us ever to get like that. That is why he said we must take rest and look after ourselves. Our we will be tired even as tiredness will set in. We feel if don’t do go to Church women meeting or prayer meeting. Instead of missing it for one week or two. To get rest in God. We become come so tired we haven’t got time to spend in God’s word or prayer. Or we can’t contrate on it if we do try to spend time with God in Prayer and Reading his word. As we are falling asleep. God would not want that. Now the Pandemic lifting and things in Churches starting up again. Even before the pandemic even started. We have to be very careful. That is why God gave us Matthew 11 verse 28-30. To come along side him and rest. As our bodies need it. Plus to be refreshed to spend time with God in prayer and his word. Thank you for what you shared Grace. You spoke what was so true and from your heart. It spoke to me too. Keeping you all incourage in my prayers. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little Co.Fermanagh N.Ireland. Xx

  2. Grace,

    I find it interesting how God gets our attention. Often times we feel we must go & do for God to earn His love & affection. Not so! He only desires a relationship with us. One that involves lots of conversations, Bible reading & study. Jesus says “Be still & know that I am God”. He asks us to stop striving & just be with Him. It is then when all is quiet that we really truly get to know God. That is also the time we can hear Him. Putting margin in our lives helps us to slow down enough to understand ourselves better & then we can get to know the God of the universe.

    Blessings 🙂

  3. Grace…Thank for your sharing…I learned now to know God more than before after retirement from work especially thru this pandemic as I spend more time with God reading Bible and think of his message daily and pray with His Words daily…I began to learn more of myself as I spend more time with God with His Words and in Prayers..
    Thanks…

    • I can imagine how retirement is such a transition. We find ourselves and God in new ways in different seasons. I pray that this season for you is a gift and an invitation to come near to Him again, Henry!

  4. So very true! “When we know ourselves better, we know God better.” I have known this in my own life, being thankful and accepting of God’s design – The way He created me! The way I used to see myself in all the flaws and quirks are His special and unique way of loving me, down to the last curl on my head! Thank you for this beautiful message : )