One of my favorite things to hear Nate say is, "I need you." He often says it when we are driving in the car and he wants out of his car seat. Or when we are walking through a store and he wants to be carried. He will hold out his hands to me and sweetly say, "Mommy, I need you."
I thought about it a lot this morning as I sat in church listening to Pastor Matt teach on Psalm 23. When he shared Psalm 131:2, Nate's words - "I need you" - ran through my mind. "I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me."
A weaned child no longer depends on his mother for life giving food, but he often crawls into her lap just to be with her. He often says, "I need you" and wraps his arms around her neck to just feel her embrace. Oh how my Heavenly Father must yearn for me to say those words to Him...I need you. Indeed, He longs for me to slow down, lift my hands to Him, and voice my need for more of Him.
Today I made a decision to respond to God. I made a decision to rest in Him and to be replenished by Him. I will no longer allow my schedule to dictate my days or my worth. I will not lose my heart in busyness. I will feast on God alone. In so doing, He promises to restore me.
Father, I need you! I need you.