God calls every person to COME to HIM. It's a command for man and woman. Any reason that we may have for not coming to Him is an excuse.
I got a long to-do-list >>> excuse
My job is demanding >>> excuse
I got kids to care for >>> excuse
I got to clean my house >>> excuse
I can't get alone >>> excuse
I'm busy, busy, busy >>> excuse
My husband, my dog, my cat, my grandma >>> excuse, excuse, excuse!
When we draw near to God He will in turn draw near to us. We must make an effort to come to Him so that He will give us rest and also so we will find rest for our souls. This is not an option. If you want His peace, His freedom, His deliverance, His grace, and His joy we must COME TO HIM for REST.
When we fail to do this we have made every other thing the object of our affection and worship instead of the Father. Put away every thing that will cause you to take a passive approach to getting what you need for your soul. Take action and COME TO HIM. Fight for your REST!
Have a restful night
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30
As I have been working on many things and decluttering on tonight I have been pondering many things. I have thought about the current events. I have thought about the changes the Lord has us making. I have thought about the future. I have thought about where I really fit and if I really fit at all. I may just be a misfit for the Lord (LOL) and I am okay with that. I have wondered if many will truly trust God and depend on Him. I have questioned; How many truly live to led by the Lord? I have thought about areas I could trust God more. I have thought about the load and the call of God. I know now why I have never truly been attached to anything this world has to offer. Then I let out a big sigh... Jesus this is truly NOT MY HOME...but while I am here I will live for you and bring glory to your name. #iWillRest
Have you been feeling how some say "some type of way?" Have these same feelings and questions been brewing in you? Keep processing and keep asking because the Lord hears you and He will answer. As you keep coming to Him with the burdens He will bring rest to your soul.
You would think that the word "REST" was a 4 letter vulgar word to many. We have been fooled into thinking that our calendars must always be full. What is even more flabbergasting is that we have believed the lie that busyness and always being on the hustle and grind is somewhat a status symbol that we wear as a crown. We have told ourselves that we love being busy because it keeps us going! Statistics show that busyness has become an epidemic and more and more people burn-out as early as 30 years old, especially women.
When greeting others and asking them how they are you will often hear, "Oh just busy, busy, busy." Folks, this can't be good. I am so over it! Ladies resting is not an undesirable chore but it's a blessing from the Lord. I am not just talking about sleep either.
When we stay in a busy, hurried, and hustling pace 10 out of 10 there are lingering trust issues. Moreover, when we don't slow down and rest in God through prayer, His Word, and just enjoying the present moment that we are in we miss out on the bigger picture...the work that God is trying to do through and in us. We miss out on those in need right next to us. We take the people around us for granted. Sadly, we only end up proving that we don't trust God in some area because we are a ONE WOMAN SHOW.
We can do better than this. Let's rest and allow God's grace to flow freely in our lives so that we can experience the freedom that only He can give!
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