Our leadership team just returned about a week ago from our 2nd Annual Legacy Moms Leadership Team Retreat. It was such a great time for all of us to get refreshed and refocused on what God has in store for us personally as moms, but also for Legacy Moms as a whole. We are so excited to see what God has in store for all of you through this ministry!
One of the things we talked about is the healing and restoration that we go should through after a time of wandering away or after a dark time in our life. The steps can be found right there in a familiar passage, The 23rd Psalm:
He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name.”
Rest???!!!! Do you even remember what that is? As moms, our lives are often so full of noise and activities that we think we have no time for rest. God gives us rest. But we have to go to Him for that. He knows we need it and when we honestly come before Him weak and weary, He will give us rest. It is easy for us to keep ourselves busy and “productive” and distracted, but we must take time to be still, to be quiet, and let him give us rest.
AFTER we have rested, then He strengthens us, refreshes us, and heals us. But it starts with rest. Many times, after we have gone though a season of darkness and stress and are worn down, if we allow Him to restore us and build us back up, we are more refined and better than we were before. Finally, after rest and strengthening, He takes us by the hand and gently leads us back along the right path. The path that is full of peace and brings honor to His name. That is the place where we are truly leaving a legacy to our children. A legacy that teaches that we all go through hard times, we all feel cast down at times and burdened. But there is hope and healing and restoration available if we take our burdens to Jesus.