WILL YOU REST?
I have been encouraging you to learn to rest –
to not take on many responsibilities, but do one thing well.
I know you better than you know yourself.
Rest in Me.
Whatever I want you to do,
I will give you the strength to accomplish.
You are My beloved child – a daughter of My kingdom.
Do not worry!
Rest in Me and in My goodness.
Last week I read a book entitled “Anonymous” by Alicia Britt Chole which talked about the twenty-nine hidden years of Christ. The content of the book was awesome! One particular passage stood out: (paraphrase) “I slowly began to realize that Jesus’ enduring spiritual strength was gained through rest, not movement; through stillness, not activity, which gave Jesus the strength to stand, whatever the challenge.”
Many times, as I listened and wrote down what I felt God was saying to me, He encouraged me to rest. Yet our society seems to shout louder and louder for us to do more. I felt it was a cop-out to take a day off from the myriad tasks and responsibilities I had acquired. Yet, Jesus, as the Son of God, was willing to listen to His Father for twenty-nine years, to stay in the background, until God said He could leave the carpenter shop.
This month I ask for God’s help in learning to rest.