All of us need this…


https://godinterest.com/2019/09/20/how-christians-can-experience-deeper-rest/

In many ways, we need to study God’s Word to learn from Him how to find a deeper rest in Him. Following the path which David made while he was writing the Psalms, it is easy to find peace in your walk with Him. We are so busy in our lives today, until we get away from God’s Word. Sometimes we begin to feel as if we have moved away from our relationship with Him as well. The important part that we need to remember is that it is we who have moved…not God. He is always near His children and He is always available to us in our problems and in everyday life.

We all need the rest from our busyness that each of us has each and every day. Some of us have more of it than others do, but all of us suffer through it regardless of our vocation or our location. God knows this and He says that He will give us rest in Him, but do we accept that? Do you? Resting in Jesus’ is something that many of us find foreign and hard to do. Christians who have bills to pay, and who doesn’t, find it hard to slow down enough to rest most of the time. We look at all of the beauty around us and we sometimes wish that we could just sit and enjoy God’s creation but then the world intrudes and we move on.

We see the mountains or a beach and think that God was having a good day when He put all of that together. Our lives tend toward busyness so much until it seems that our relationships suffer, even with our own close family. But we should realize that God was having a good day when He formed each of us in the womb too. He put the molecules together which give each of us our unique personality and our abilities. He knows each of us better than any person ever could know us, whether we know Him or not. Jesus told His disciples that God the Father knows when a sparrow falls, so He certainly values each of us more highly than a sparrow. Why? Because we carry His image inside us even if we aren’t Christians.

All of us are made in His Image. Isn’t that amazing? The Creator of the universe, with all of the worlds and stars of all of the galaxies which He placed out there for us to realize that we can’t comprehend it all, knows each baby born on this small ball of earth in this solar system. He even knows the ones which haven’t been born yet! God is more than we can imagine or know fully, but if you know His Son then you will be known fully one day and you will see a little more of Him while you have eternity to learn and grow closer to Him.

I pray that this post finds you in your life when you need to find rest in Him because it is only by resting in Him that we can find true rest for our souls.

Resting in God’s Presence


In our world today we live almost twenty-four hours on and get very little actual rest even when we do sleep. Many of us have trouble sleeping, as I do, and take medication to “help us along”. In reality and physically we are sabotaging our restful periods because our body feels that if we don’t take something to push us into sleep, then we won’t get much if any!

I am determined to give prayer and some exercise a try to NOT take anything to help me get to sleep or to stay asleep. We aren’t supposed to be dependent upon pills to sleep but today with all of the electronic screens around us, scientists have confirmed that we are responsible for our sleep being unrestful and infrequent. God never designed us for all of the technology which is available to us today. We are supposed to put them down and give our brains time to wind down at some point, but do we?

Many of us do not. Young and old have e-readers and phones and laptops and flat-screen TV’s either in our bedroom or near us all the time and the light from those screens has an effect on us that people in the past generation didn’t have to deal with. Just twenty years or so in the past, we didn’t have e-readers and cell phones with screens, we didn’t have laptops and tablets which we could play games on or read books on. Since all of these came out there are more prescriptions for sleep aids and more ways to help us sleep than there ever was before.

God loves each of us and gives us a certain amount of energy to get through our days work, then we are supposed to wind down and give our worries and our problems to Him and get some restful sleep. I pray that you will try to do this just as I will, and hopefully we can get some true and honest rest without medication. Amen?