Genesis 2: 2-3, Exodus 23:12
It is easy to feel like there are not enough hours in the day to fulfill our purpose, but the Bible reminds us over and over, that rest is an important part of how we best fulfill our purposes.
Rest is a part of God’s design for our lives. Let’s pause and seek God in prayer, asking him to “cover us with his feathers” so we can find rest and refuge in him.
We often pretend to rest. We take a couple days off. We read, slumber and nourish ourselves with healthy foods. We relax in peace and quiet, but do we truly open up our hearts and our spirits to God’s everlasting restful peace. We can connect with Him in complete abandon. Breath his spirit into our whole body. Close our eyes, relax each limb, each muscle, and listen intently for his whispering voice. Lay quietly and wait for His spirit to come. Pace your breath, and completely rest.
Hear me…my Father God. I need to rest completely in you right now. I have been working and accomplishing. But today I want to share deeply in your calming spirit. I want to open myself to completely listen, to hear You and to allow your spirit to take over in my body, my mind, and my spirit in your divine rest. You are my Father, my protector and my healer. I surrender all……I love thee Lord Jesus….and I need thee. Oh how I need thee. Amen.