Did you ever want that first slice of the pie?
You see, I put some effort into this pie I made a while back; blueberry if you must know! I made the crust from scratch (as if there is another way) and put together the wild blueberry filling. Though I love to cook and have been blessed with my ability in a kitchen, I am no baker, and there is a big difference! Regardless, when this pie was cooked and came out of the oven, it looked quite good! So good in fact that my next picture of it (yes, I like to take pictures of my food) was a half-eaten one!
Switching gears slightly, perhaps you can ask yourself the question I began to ask myself again these last few days. Do you offer God your first or best slice of your time, or do you just let Him eat the scraps that are left at the end of the day?
I have found that with the new baby my personal time has diminished a bit; not surprisingly. I've tried to squeeze in my limited free time with TV and other senseless garbage that never satisfies. In fact, worse yet, that senseless garbage only leaves me longing for more time! Then, at the end of the day, I see if I can fit Him in somewhere.
Realize one important thing however; offering God your first slice of time will not just leave you feeling satisfied, but it will bless you in ways you need most. It may start as an act of obedience, but it ends with blessings far greater than you expect.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 ESV)
Oh how true that is! I was recently asked about how the concept of rest resonated with me these days, and it's been a difficult question to answer. However it's only been difficult as I've been shoving my mouth full of His pie all by myself, and not sitting at His table and eating together.
I think sleep deprived nights will still be here for a while with the new baby, but I know rest is going to return. Starting tomorrow, He will be getting my first and best slice again.