And my heart turns to the application of these words in my own life.
Am I up for the work of a laborer?
I won't lie.
The days are looong,
and the nights seem even shorter with trips to the bathroom
Many times I want to shake my head no, and many times during the day
I fail at being a diligent laborer.
These six kids are the field God has given me to invest in.
This home, this marriage, this life, these friendships
- all surrounding me are the field I'm to be laboring in.
sowing into their hearts goodness and strength
But like any farmer with good intentions, follow-up in live actions has to take place.
The wheat languishes in the fields around us;
I cannot follow this example in the lives of our children.
And so I strive to be diligent in the small things,
tender in voice,
attentive in care,
patient in discipline.
And major in the big things,
time for me and God in the morning,
Annaliese has it memorized now and someday,
no doubt, she too will rely on it as a mother.
"Come to me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden
and I will give ye rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn of me,
for I am meek and lowly in heart
and ye will find rest unto your souls
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30