Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Day 213

Kids Are Entertained...Laundry is Going...
I'm Doing Some Blog Prep!
Taking My Next Steps! 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday's Post---- R E S T I N G Day 207!




When I think of resting…the first thing that comes to mind is sitting down and putting my feet up.  Letting the toys, dishes, and laundry wait.  But that is only physical resting and I need spiritual resting as well.  So what is spiritual resting?  Look at what Jesus says:

“Come to Me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  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.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light,”  ~ Matthew 11:28-30



When I am tired and burned out- I don’t just need rest for the physical body.  I need to come to Him.  It’s the daily call of surrender and obedience.  My worries and stresses weigh me down.  His yoke is easy and light.  The hard thing for me to do is leave everything there.  Eyes on Jesus.



“Rest isn’t just a Scriptural suggestion; Rest is a command of the Creator who knows how He created our dust-fragile frames.”  ~Ann Voskamp


I do love the Message Bible and how it reads for this verse:

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me and work with Me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with Me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
 
Jesus tells us what to do and how to have true rest:
·         Let go of worry- Unplug--Recharge in the word
·         Bring my worries to Him- Leave them there
·         Lean in and Trust---Stay in His company
·         Learn from Him
·         Grace
·         Be humble
·         Keep my eyes on Jesus---Live freely and lightly.         
·         Quietness and trust equal strength!

 


Proverbs 3:5 says: “ Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.

So, this week…Resting is on my mind.  While I still feel like my pace is moving fast…it’s that daily surrender for me.   “Jesus said, “Come off by yourselves; let’s take a break and get a little rest.” (Mark 6:31).   

 Take some time to get away and rest in Him.  Breathe in and breathe out…Lean in and let go---Free and Light! Real REST. 



 

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