Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Don't Run on Empty!

I have been on a accidental hiatus lately! I am adjusting to life with a toddler and a now very mobile 9 month old! He is super busy and into everything! His favorite activities include sneaking up the steps (heart attack!), playing in the dogs water bowl and on the rare occasion I forget to put the toilet seat down, he quite enjoys splashing around in it (I know... gross!). I clearly need to put this kid in a water sport!

Right at this moment, I have two beautiful babies taking a nap... at the same time! Shocker! So I wanted to take a moment to write about "running on empty." Honestly, I feel like I am running on empty most of the time. I work hard all day to meet the needs of my family and at night my children do not sleep well at all! It is exhausting and at time discouraging when I see the sun begin to peer through my window in the early morning... already?

No matter how busy it is on a daily basis, I am reminded of Proverbs 11:25 " A generous person will prosper, whoever refreshes others will be refreshed." I find this to be so encouraging. It is a great reminder that God wants us to purposefully pour into and love our families, friends and neighbors. We can be sure that when we put the needs of others before us, God does not forget us, he takes care of us. It also reminds me to take care of myself. I want to feel refreshed spiritually, mentally and physically that way I can serve my family on a day to day basis feeling refreshed and ready pour out to others. Remember, if your cup is empty you cannot pour out to others, make sure you have some time during the day to rejuvenate yourself.

This post was written by: Veronica HurstauthorI am the author of Wonderfully Live Blog, I am a follower of Jesus, a wife and a mother of 2 amazing children. I love spending time with my family, writing, reading, baking, and gardening. I strive to use the talents God has given me to bring people to Him, and to glorify Him. I am so thankful for my family.
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