rest matters

We live in a fast paced society.  We can have virtually any type of food delivered in 30 minutes or less.  We can go thru a drive-thru and get prescriptions, coffee, dry cleaning, and much more.  The internet keeps getting faster and faster and we can have instant access to brand new movies on demand delivered to us in seconds.  We race with the traffic on the interstate going from A to B.  It is a how we want it and when we want it kind of world.  We also have to add in our responsibilities that include jobs, school, family, church, volunteer opportunities, hobbies, leisure, running errands, and SOOOO much more.  All that said, it stands to reason we will get tired.  I believe the key word is “will” not “if”.  There is a great recovery acronym H.A.LT.  It stands for: do not get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired.  So why is it that when get run down and are at the end of the rope we try to come up with a plan to get it under control and find a break?  I love what Matthew 11:28 says: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”  We do not have to run this race alone.  We do not have to find the solution on our own.  Our rest is in Him!  Take time on your face before God.  Seek if you are truly where He wants you and that you are doing what He has planned.  What extra stuff are we putting into the mix that does not need to be there?  God has a great recipe for our success and journey.  You would not take a good chocolate cake recipe and add some extra eggs or flour to it…so why do we add to God’s recipe?  After we seek God’s direction we get to take a little ownership in this also.  Take time to just flat-out chillax.  Find something to do that takes your mind off of the rat race…and do it. Take time to unplug.  Shut off the email notification dingy thing-a-ma-jig, turn off the cell phone, iPad, and your laptop.  Find some people you can trust and delegate a little bit to them.  My Pastor always reminds me that I am running a marathon and not a sprint.  Do you think rest is for the weak?…Even GOD took a day off (Genesis 2:2)!  Today is the day I will rest in Him!  Today is the day I will recover!


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