"Come unto me, all ye that labor and
are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke
upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in
and ye shall
find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke
is easy, and my burden is light."
Rest 'n Reflect
It seems like
whenever we're in a hurry and running late, we hit
nothing but red lights. Although they are annoying,
when we're trying to get to work, or running late for
an appointment, these red lights are there for our
need these stop lights throughout our day!
Overwork and busy schedules need to be "interrupted"
with time for rest and reflection. Without it, we
become seriously sick with stress.
"Our necks are under persecution: we labor, and have
no rest" (Lamentations 5:5). In his
day, Jeremiah also prayed for the suffering. In our
day, we are also suffering from the lack of rest and
proper reflection we need in our lives.
There are two
ways of making it through our busy life. One way is to
stop thinking and keep pressing on. The other way is
to STOP and THINK! Many people choose to live the
first way. They fill every hour with incessant
activity. They dare not be alone. There is no quiet
reflection time in their lives. And . . . they have no
clue as to where they are going next!
The second way,
to STOP and THINK, is to contemplate what life is all
about and to what end we are living for. For instance,
the "Sabbath" literally means, "Stop doing what you
are doing!" Rest ~ rest in the Lord!
"It is a sign . . . for in six days the Lord made
heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested,
and was refreshed" (Exodus 32:17).
Won't you accept
Jesus' great invitation today . . . every day? Get
alone, be quiet, and listen for God to speak to you.
Make time to be alone with Him, for He is the One who
furnishes you with every thing in life!
"The Lord thy God in the midst of
thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over
thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy
over thee with singing" (Zephaniah
May God grant you
the "rest" you need to get back in His presence!
Serving in Love,
Giving God the Glory in Every Thing!