Time to rest

It has indeed been a great weekend of refreshment and renewal.  My heart has been encouraged and my desire for God grown.  And yet at the same time, Monday morning is quickly approaching, and all of the things I usually accomplish over the weekend remains undone.  I cannot do anything more tonight, and must now rest.  Feeling overwhelmed with everything that must be completed over the next several days, I lift my eyes to heaven, knowing and trusting it is from Him that my strength and abilities come.

Lord, guide me in the coming days.  Give me strength and energy to accomplish the tasks set before me.  Grant me grace throughout the busy hours to shine your light and respond in love.

My favorite musical guest at Women of Faith this weekend was Selah, and it is their rendition of “Be Thou My Vision” which prepares me for much-needed sleep tonight, and the start of a busy week tomorrow.

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.