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When God puts a word on my heart two days in a row, I think maybe He’s trying to tell me something. Yesterday rest was about laying the burdens down but today? Today rest is about action. It’s not about being lazy, procrastinating or hiding. Resting in Jesus? It takes some serious work.
Laying things down.
Lifting in prayer.
Kneeling in surrender.
When the world talks about rest they envision people taking vacations, sleeping in, and lounging. When I think of rest, I think of purpose, being filled, and sorting. Determining what stays and what goes. Finding rest in knowing that these responsibilities and activities, joys and burdens, they’re not ours to carry alone. It’s giving the other side of the heavy load to Someone far stronger.
Be filled by the Holy Spirit.
Seek God in prayer.
Resting is not weakness, my friend. Christ took time away to focus on his Father’s voice and why shouldn’t we do the same? Actively seeking God’s voice in the quiet of rest is the cry of my heart. I don’t want to be lazy. I can’t run away from taking care of my toddler or my home, my husband or my jobs. But I can rest. I can unplug from my own voice, my own words and plug in to THE Word to be filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit because THAT is what God promises to us.
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