Do you feel like you don’t have time to stop and rest? Read “Learning to Rest: The miracle of God”
“The Lord is my Sheppard,
I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows,
He leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength
He guides me along right paths,
bringing honour to His name” (Psalm 23:1-3, NLT).
Taskmaster or loving Father? How do you perceive God? Do you feel like “it is never good enough?” Like you’re not a very good Christian and you have let God down? That if you could just do… (fill in the blank) for God, then He would love you more?
I think all of us would say that to some degree we fall into these ways of thinking. Yet with Jesus, our truest success comes when we rest in Him. It is in the place of resting that we are best able to hear His voice and His gentle leading, as well as become physically strengthened and refreshed to execute the things that He leads us in.
As the children of God we have His permission to take times of rest and recreation. It is His desire that we enjoy our relationship with Him. He is a loving Father who has delivered us from slavery to the things of this world, to receive His promise that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. It is His heart for us to snuggle up with Him and delight in His company, and to do us good all the days of our lives.
So come, sit on your daddy’s lap and receive from Him, rejoice, let the cares of the world go by and take up the wonderful plans that He has for you. Just follow Him one day at a time and do not allow yourself to be placed under heavy burdens. Restful, joyful places – that is His heart’s desire for each one of us.
“Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6, NLT).
Questions: How do you perceive God?