Rest in the Lord

By Thursday I am usually tired from the week. I find Thursday to be the toughest day of the week. At least that was true until the Lord showed me that I had to make Thursday a special day when I celebrate Him even more and when I do something fun to look forward to. It changes every week but there is always something good on Thursday. Even if it’s just a meal that I like. Every day is a special day with Jesus. I love that so much! He makes everything special and He makes every day more than bearable. I discovered  that when I rest in Him, I can make it through anything. I am still learning how the whole process works but it has changed my days. The Bible encourages us to rest in the Lord. I see myself just resting on a hill with beauty all around me and the Lord is present. Life can be very hectic and we need to take the time to rest and to take a break from the frantic routine that we have. The Lord is always saying, “Come to Me all you who are weary.” That would be you and me on any given day. We can be weary and tired physically, emotionally and spiritually. Being tired spiritually happens more than we think especially when we have busy schedules and we don’t take the time to recharge our spiritual batteries. I had weeks when praying, talking to God and listening to Him were not happening on a regular basis. Those weeks were the worst weeks. I felt depleted and very disconnected. I hated that feeling. It took me a while to identify the problem. The problem was that I was not resting in the Lord and I was not seeking His face. That was a big mistake and once my eyes were opened, I opened the door. I opened the door that led me to the Lord and I kept it wide open. 

Resting in the Lord implies inviting Him in and letting Him come into every area of our lives. God opens many doors but we have to let Him into our world. We can’t ignore that door. I don’t want to keep the Lord waiting. I want Him to be where He should be and He should be in our temple as the center of our sanctuary. He makes us dwell in safety and in peace. He is so good all the time and so loving. God can give us rest any time. In the middle of a storm He can give us rest. When all seems lost, He can give us rest. When we are in pain, He can give us rest. He is the God of rest and peace and that never changes. Today if you are struggling and you are not getting enough rest in God, take control of the narrative and start writing moments of rest in the Lord into every day. If you find that your spirit is not connected to God, take a step toward Him and give your spirit a chance to refuel in Him. He is the best source of strength and He is the best helper around. God will show you how to get going again and He will replenish you. Give Him some time. Pay attention to Him. Focus on Him and you will get what you need. Your spiritual tank is going to get filled again. Find your way back to where joy, peace and love are radiant in your life. It can happen easily with the Lord. Rest in Him and He will rejuvenate you and refresh you.

Dwell in the shelter of the Most High. Stay under the protection of the Lord. He is the refuge that always covers you from the attacks of the enemy and from getting to a low spiritual level. Ask the Lord for rest. Ask Him to fill you again and to give you the spiritual manna that you long for. Make it a habit to seek His face every day. I understand that you get busy and life can get in the way but life with Jesus is a piece of Heaven and it is so much better when we let Him in every day. Grab your tambourine and do a little dance for the Lord. Take the time to pray every day. Take the  time to communicate with Him. He will give you rest. Prayer gives you rest. Praise gives you rest. They boost your spiritual being and turn you into a stronger person of the Lord. Don’t neglect rest. Don’t hesitate to take a break and spend time with God. It is the best investment you can make. It is the best time you will spend. God is your fortress and He wants you within His walls of protection. Stay in Him. Rest in Him and you will soar like an eagle in no time!

Suggested reading: Psalm 4:8; Matthew 11:28; Hebrews 4:11

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