Practicing Rest

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I’m nearly half way through my year of focusing on rest. Not that I have been resting all year. I would really like to say that I have been, especially spiritually; but I haven’t been.
Yesterday I was silently pleading with God for answers and peace.
“I’m tired” I thought.
“Rest” he said.
I have been learning about rest, not so much learning torest. I have learned, sometimes and in some things. 
I am a person who likes plans – detailed, thorough plans. My life has very little of those right now. Instead of applying what I have learned and resting in the love of my Father I was tiring myself out trying to find answers and make plans.

I am reminded again as Psalms 62 says God is the only place of rest. My plans, even the best ones I can imagine are not a place to rest. They are unstable and always subject to change. Resting in God my rock is the only place I will not be shaken.

To learn to rest I must practice. When I’m wondering and scheming for the future I must remember his promises to me.

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.(Jeremiah 29:11)

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.(Romans 8:28)

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.(Philippians 4:19)

Question: How do you practice resting in the Lord?
Challenge: Search your heart for an area you are not resting. Search the Bible to see what God has to say about it.



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Mukkove Johnson

Christian, Wife, Mother, and Author loving life in Alaska.

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