The first thirty years of my life down on earth may have seemed insignificant to some.
Many of your years may feel unimportant and without relevance.
When you do what I ask, your work has eternal value.
Do not be perplexed!
You do my will.
The secret is to be as forgiving of yourself as I am of you.
Take a day to simply enjoy those things you love doing.

God has told his people, “Here is a place of rest; let the weary rest here. This is a place of quiet rest.” But they would not listen.
Isaiah 28:12(NLT)

Although we do not know much about the early life of Jesus as a carpenter, I’m sure He faced many of the frustrations we do. The scripture tells us He is our High Priest who understands because He lived his life here on earth as a man.

In his ministry He would take his disciples away from the crowds to rest as well as teach them. I believe they guarded themselves from weariness. Yet, many of us have this inner voice urging us to do more. We are tired in body and soul and I know He often says, “Simply rest!” Rest can refresh our minds and bodies. I don’t want to be like the children of Israel. I want to listen and realize rest is as relevant to my walk with the Lord as work.

About Rose Spillenaar Harmer

Rose is a retired marriage and family therapist and speaks on subjects related to prayer, spirituality, marriage and mental health. She travels throughout North America and one of her favorite subjects is "listening to God" through scripture, sermons and the still, inaudible voice of the Holy Spirit. She writes a weekly devotional called
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