Finding Rest for Your Weary Soul

Thursday, December 13, 2018

We live in a nonstop world. We go and go and go until we crash. We're obsessed with being a part of anything and everything so we're not missing out. We run from one activity to another - and burn ourselves out.

It's not just the world. It's infiltrated the church too. And just because we're doing good things doesn't make it any better.


But, aren't you sick of living life for the next thing? Aren't you tired of running around but never feeling satisfied from it?

I know I am. I'm tired of always being tired. I'm tired of feeling like I have to say "yes" to every activity. I'm tired of feeling like I have to do things to be worth anything. To be honest, right now I'm just tired of living. And you know why? Because I'm not. I'm rushing through life like it's the newest roller coaster instead of taking a breath and finding that shady spot that will shade me from the sun.

As a culture, we don't know what rest is. We don't understand the concept of rest. But we all desperately NEED to rest. We need to take a break sometimes and get some quiet time with the Lord. We need to take a breath and just sit and think for a little while. We need to stop and just take a nap sometimes. 

And all of that is ok. It's ok to say no sometimes. It's ok to need some time to yourself so you don't go crazy. It's ok. You need it actually.

Even the Lord, when He was creating the universe set a precedent of rest. 
"And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made." ~ Genesis 2:2 kjv
In the Old Testament one of the commandments was to honor the Sabbath day and not do any sort of work on it. Now, we're not under the Old Testament law but the idea is still a good one. The point is we've got to get some rest in order to minister to others the way we should. 

We have to get some time with the Lord Who will fill us up so that we can, in turn, give to those around us. But we can't give to other if we're empty.

So, I'm learning to make time for resting as a priority. I'm learning that true rest isn't sitting on social media or watching a movie, but instead it's taking some time to eat from the Bread of Life.

Have you taken the proper amount of rest recently?
 

3 comments:

  1. Hey, just wanted to let you know that I tagged you over at my blog! I wasn't sure if you do tags or not, so feel free to opt out! :)
    -Brooklyne

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