July 2013- “Rest”

Resting is something we often crave but do not seem quite often enough to receive. We talk about it. Every now and again we see a rare individual who has mastered the art of giving themselves plenty of time to rest day in and day out. These creatures might choose to rest by taking short naps or reading daily. They do not over-schedule themselves or run to-do lists longer than their arms. Allowing pockets of time between activities to laugh and have a snack or just peer out into nature is like breathing in and out for them. Some of these folks even sleep like a rock every night!

God designed us to work but just as much, to be creatures who rest. As we look at the second half of summer, how could you and I “walk” in the Lord Jesus’ rest in our everyday lives? After all, didn’t our Lord and Savior command us to rest?

In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus speaks clearly on the matter:

28 “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

When we walk literally with the Lord Jesus and not in front of Him or behind Him, we have rest.

In Christ’s Joy & Love,

Sister Vanessa