There is a question I have been asking myself since Sunday: How do I find rest? The honest, but sad to admit truth is, I do not have an answer. The reality is that I haven’t even thought about rest. Why? Because I have been too busy, too preoccupied with work, family, chores, and yes, even writing, to have it cross my mind. Until now.
After six days of creating the world, God rested. After creating space and place for us to rest, God rested. He took pause. Genesis 2:2-3 says:
“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” NIV
Rest. It is something we need to pursue and protect. A time where we can just be still with Him, soak in all of His creation, His provision. He knew when He presented this day, we would need rest in order to be restored. After all, you can’t spell “restore” without “rest”.
“Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.” Mark Buchanan, “The Holy Wild: Trusting in the Character of God”.
How can we hear Him if it’s nothing but noise around us? How can we become restored?
Let us remember to pause and be still. Soak in silence. Take time to just sit and listen.
The Sabbath was made for man not man for the Sabbath. (Mark 2:27)
It is a gift. Accept it. Guard it. Dwell in it.
- Is your soul finding rest?
- What are some ways you can protect your rest time?
- How can you change one habit or hobby you already have into spending time with Him?
“Come to Me” by Kari Jobe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvzznNAcL24)
“How Great Thou Art” by Alan Jackson (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcF75h4BHk8)
“Awake My Soul” by Chris Tomlin (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBvL2lRTXjo)