Hebrews 4:1-3 (MSG)
For as long, then, as that promise of resting in him pulls us on to God’s goal for us, we need to be careful that we’re not disqualified. We received the same promises as those people in the wilderness, but the promises didn’t do them a bit of good because they didn’t receive the promises with faith. If we believe, though, we’ll experience that state of resting. But not if we don’t have faith. Remember that God said,
Exasperated, I vowed,
“They’ll never get where they’re going,
never be able to sit down and rest.”
The word rest was in my heart for the whole week. I was wondering how can I rest when I have a toddler to attend to and chores to be done. As I dive a little deeper into the word REST in the bible, I found out…
= cessation from motion, peace and quiet.
= to rest on, to abide
= to trust, reliance
Rest, is one of God’s many promises.
Throughout the week I learned:
- Being able to stop doing things, and enjoy the fruit of your labour.
- Rest is not just about doing nothing, but to fully rely on God and his word. Feeding my soul with his promises other then just letting it filled with the troubles and to-dos that I have each day.
Each day I have to tell myself, my security is in the Lord. It is not about what I am able to do or not do, but it’s about what He is able to do through me and in me.
My interpretation on rest: trusting His words, having peace and being able to sleep at night (the Bible also says that God gives his people good sleep).
Are you tired? Worn out? Burn out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you will learn to live freely and lightly.