Rest is holy

Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Matthew 11:28

Sometimes in the every day we forget to rest. 

Pause.

Reflect.

In the every day of pursuing passion, managing the mundane and finding the places in between, time passes by and it is time for the every day to begin again and rest does not arrive.

Isaiah 58 is my life chapter.  I tend to focus on the first twelve verses.  

Living out my true fast to the neglect of context.

Verses 13 and 14 hold the key to avoiding burn out, keeping {at least a thin} grasp of sanity and I have been forgetting, ignoring…

If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the Lord’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, then you will find your joy in the Lord, and I will cause you to ride on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.  The mouth of the Lord has spoken.  Isaiah 58: 13-14

God, our loving Father, set the example from the foundation of time.  On the seventh day He rested. 

It is in the resting, the times of quiet and nothing being planned that He can really speak to me.

For all the good things I may do matter not if I am not also drawing near to Him in times of rest.

Moments of holy rest.

Moments of quiet on the back porch with fresh brewed coffee and the sunrise.

Moments of sitting on comfy sofa with boys growing up too fast and listening to the grand standing of youth.

Moments of slumber that refresh not just my body but my soul as well.

Moments of writing in my journal, conversations between me and the paper and the Author.

I need rest, friend! 

Do you?

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Comments

  1. Alicia The Snowflake says:

    This is definitely something I struggle with…esp today as my to do list overflows trying to get ready for Relevant. So thanks for the great reminder to rest. It was definitely something I needed to read today.

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