Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you 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.”
After a week of a high flare, my body and mind were exhausted! I prayed and prayed and cried and prayed. Then I got a call from a friend who had to cut their vacation short, but the timeshare was already set out for a week. So yes, she gave me the the three nights left at her timeshare right on the beach! I packed up my kids, some bathing suits, and drove down there in a heart beat! I turned off the phone and stepped away from the internet. I opened my bible and listened to the crashing of waves! I enjoyed my kids. I enjoyed the sun, the sea shells even the sand. But the best part was I allowed myself to rest. I gave myself true rest. I cried to God about the things I was struggling with. I laid down my heart breaks and self esteem issues. I became raw and honest more so than I had in a long time. And you know what happened? Peace. Renewed strength. Renewed faith. Mostly a renewed relationship with God the Father, The Comforter, Provider, Protector.
Rest is an important part of our lives. It is not just a luxury but a gift from God for all. We are told to keep it, to take it
Exodus 20:8-11 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.”
I believe in today’s worldly view we are push to never stop. This my be a ploy to keep up from the Truth. Take a step of faith today if you are feeling weary or tired. Find some time to rest without guilt. To enjoy God and use it as an act of faith. The dishes, the house, the bills, the dancing, anything on your to do list. . It will get done in God’s timing. But take the rest add it to your life and feel your faith move mountains!!
Genesis 2: 2-3 “And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.”