Earlier in the week, I (Toi) wrote on the importance of rest. Jesus needed rest and sleep, so who am I to think I can go without rest & sleep if Jesus didn't?
Here's the part where I should be telling you how, when faced with no rest or sleep, I resisted my pride in trying to be superwoman; how I nobly called in reinforcement when I found myself down with the stomach virus (after being up all night with 2 sicks little girls.)
Last week we were hit with the stomach bug at our house. My house was a wreck. I cringed at the idea of anyone seeing it. We were running low on Gatorade and Sprite, and my husband (who was an hour away at work) called his mom to come help us out.
I heard in my spirit "Let her help. Allow her to serve Me." I prayed and released to the Lord my desire to be supermom. My mother-in-law arrived with supplies. While I rested, she cleaned my kitchen. It was a tremendous blessing to me.
When we deny the opportunity for another to serve or give, we hinder what the Lord is wanting to do in their life and our own.
Toi was raised in Atlanta but moved to the Midwest the summer before she started high school. She and her husband, Chris, make their home in northwest Alabama. They have 3 children. She and her family are active in their church. When she isn't forgetting to thaw dinner out, Toi volunteers in the nursery and children ministry at her church. Toi enjoys quiet time with the Lord during the day by shoveling spoonfuls of Hazelnut spread to her children to keep them quiet. Toi has a heart for others. She wants to bring encouragement through her writing especially to fellow wives and mothers. Toi is new to blogging and you can find her over at Better With Sonshine and on Facebook HERE.