“I am the Lordʼs servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.”Luke 1:38 NIV
The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart.”Proverbs 17:3 NIV
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”Psalm 51:10 NIV
“Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have!”Matthew 6:22-23 MSG
Rest doesn’t have a season.
It isn’t optional.
You need it, every day.
Not just your body but also your soul, spirit, and mind.
“Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.”
Exodus 34:21 NIV
You need to rest, refresh, recharge in all seasons, especially in the busiest ones.
It isn’t optional. It’s how God made you and it is the way to optimize the gifts He has given you to fulfill the purpose He has placed before you.
What refreshes your spirit?
What rejuvenates your mind?
What feeds your soul?
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here!”2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” II Corinthians 5:7 NKJV
Charles Spurgeon said,“That man has not yet learned the true spirit of Christianity who is always saying, ‘I can preach a sermon by faith.’ Yes, sir, but can you make a coat by faith? ‘Can you cook a dinner by faith?”.
“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength”Isaiah 30:15 NIV