Oh what a season we’ve been in. I trust you have been holding onto His promise of ‘Rest’ throughout… There were assignments, battles, projects you’d picked and, were diligent to work towards it last season, but lo and behold a sudden selah moment whilst journeying just by pronouncement of a season (Hebrews 4:2).
The kingdom of God operates in a way that is the exact opposite of everything, that seems natural to living in this world today. You may have questions about the sudden pause and ponder period, you may ask/wonder how do I continue to proceed further to work towards all these goals? How do I bring this little heart and brain to take a break, and be still!
Here’s what the word says in Isaiah 55:8 “My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.
As you posture yourself to actively rest (at His feet) this season, you may experience a sudden guilt in the form of an attack (beware, in various forms) provoking you to work but that’s a sign to ferociously rest at His feet and in His love, as you recall Psalm 121:4 – Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.
An athlete may affirm when you train, whether that’s pounding the miles on the road, or lifting weights in the gym, you create tears in your muscles. Your body needs to rest to repair these tears, to allow the muscles to grow stronger so they’re able to perform the same workout with less effort next time. Your physical muscles need time to rest, reboot and strengthen, how much more do your spiritual muscles need time to rest, reboot and strengthen?
When you don’t give them time to repair they can become muscle sprains, ever thought about spraining a muscle of your spirit? Ouch!
When you over train, your body and mind don’t have time to recover and rest, resulting in mental and physical burnout. Have you been through spiritual burnout? If you say yes, here’s why? It’s not because you’ve worked too much for Him, it’s because you haven’t rested enough in Him!
Just as rest days for an athlete serves as a motivation, rest days for your spirit serve as grace to be strengthened and renewed.
But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
Whenever you find your flesh and soul fighting this rest, remind yourself of Psalm 127:2 – God gives rest to his loved ones.
Therefore, as you choose to actively rest in His love and presence, may you experience grace to rise up stronger!
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