Today my dear friend Linda is sharing her beautiful wisdom and inspiration for us all to take in, gobble down, and uplift our hearts. She has a lovely blog where she shares Godly encouragement for moms regularly, and I urge you to go check her out and be blessed by her words… and message. You can find her over at Shaping Your Identity In Motherhood!
In My Best Friend’s Wedding starring Julia Roberts, a conversation revealing that it’s a man’s job to pursue the woman in a dating relationship takes place between Julianne (Roberts) and her friend George (Rupert Everett) as Julianne is driving a bread van down Michigan Avenue in pursuit of her best friend whom she decides she loves the day he decides to marry someone else:
“Michael’s chasing Kimmy?” (George)
“You’re Chasing Michael?”(George)
“Who is chasing you? Nobody. There’s your answer.” (George)
But this post isn’t about a man pursing a woman in a dating relationship.
It’s about God pursuing you.
As moms, we do a lot of chasing, pursuing, carrying, lifting and supporting. I am sure you have flopped down on the couch many times and sighed, “I wish someone would carry me!” (to the spa for a massage, right?!) And for single moms, oh just to have someone to share in the load. And, if you are dating, maybe your desire is for someone to pursue you. I hope that if you are in a dating season, that God will deliver His very best to you…your own Dermot Mulroney!
Know moms, that today, whatever or whomever you are chasing, there is someone who DOES carry your burdens and who carries you as well. As you chase, as you run, as you sustain your little ones and your responsibilities (at times) like a crazy woman driving a bread van down a city street, God sustains you. Let yourself be carried today and let God pursue you. He wants to give you rest. He wants to give you freedom from your burdens. Past mistakes. Salvation. He wants to give you joy. Peace. Comfort. He is the true sustainer and lifter of our heads. He is available and doesn’t need chasing nor pursing. He is at your side, pursuing you and you don’t have to turn cartwheels to get His attention.
Nor drive bread vans.
He is the bread.
“I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you.” Isaiah 46:4