Called Out: The More I Seek Him
The More I Seek Him
By Teresa Brady
The definition of overwhelming is the feeling of being overpowered. Overwhelmed would undeniably define how I felt in my early thirties. I was a wife, mother to two nearly teen daughters involved in a plethora of activities and a pastor’s wife which included involvement in various church activities. I held a full-time job and spent a certain extent of my time trying to please everyone.
Countless days I was overwhelmed or overpowered with feelings of not knowing which way to turn, what to do, and often second guessing. Should I have done this better? Should I have called sooner? Should I have done more? Who did I forget? It seemed as if everyone needed my attention and I just couldn’t do enough. (Did I mention that time and again I was too busy to stop to ask God for directives?) Finally, after running myself ragged, I got tired. Actually, He caused me to slow down. The Word says He will. I am ever grateful.
Overwhelmed and overburdened, I fell at His feet and gave up. At the feet of Jesus I was overpowered with the refreshment of peace and rest.
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]”
Matthew 11:28 Amplified Bible
When I discovered the importance of rest, prior to entering the role of being a wife, mother, pastor’s wife, employee, trying to be there for others or anything else in my life, overwhelming joy replaced the old feelings that I once felt. What a difference His overwhelming power makes.
The more I seek you,
The more I find you
The more I find you, the more I love you
I wanna sit at your feet
Drink from the cup in your hand.
Lay back against you and breath, feel your heart beat
This love is so deep, it’s more than I can stand.
I melt in your peace, it’s overwhelming.
“Happy are the people whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.”
Teresa says the journey with Jesus has been amazing and she loves to share through speaking, writing, women’s ministry and music. Teresa was blessed to grow up as a “preacher’s kid” and felt the call to ministry at the age of eleven. Teresa and her husband, Paul, have been married 30 years. They began in ministry at the ages of 19 and 20. Growing up in the ministry has given her insights to encourage other women to develop a vibrant, life-changing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Teresa’s articles have been published by LifeWay, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and A Cup of Comfort for Christian Women. You can follow her at The Brady’s Blog.
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Very nicely written…thank you.
Teresa Brady Reply:
July 14th, 2011 at 4:27 pm
Thank you so much. To God be the glory.
Hi so wished I could have someone like you around to talk to. :)
I’ can relate to this blog story so well. I’m so over whelmed with life crises & health problems. So hard to stay focused on God & my hearts passion, Art.
So could use a great true christian friend in my life.
God bless and keep up the good writings!
Teresa Brady Reply:
July 14th, 2011 at 4:26 pm
Contact me anytime. I would love to begin a relationship with you. I am sorry I didn’t even know my story was on this website until a day or two ago or I would have responded earlier. I would love to know more of your story. I am going to check out your blog.
Blessings and love,
What an awesome article! I know that I am having some of those overwhelming feeling a lot lately. God is using me to help start the women’s ministry at our church, I’m a worship pastor’s wife and a mom of three. Thanks for the reminder to seek Him for the big things as well as the little things.
Isaac and I are still praying for you and your family!! Love and miss you and Paul!!!