Rest Is

“This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”

Isaiah 30:15 NIV

Rest is spiritual and powerful.

It is an indispensable weapon of warfare.

It is when you turn from fear and launch yourself into God’s arms.

It is to pause the relentless cycle of thoughts fueled by fear or the need to control everything and everyone.

It is choosing to trust God with your world.

It is getting out and enjoying God’s creation.

It is laughing with your friends.

It is playing your favorite game with people you love.

It is one of the most powerful things you can do.

Rest is essential and as you rest, God’s power flows.

One Thing


In our multit-asking mounting pressure culture to juggle your life AND plan the your future well, there is a prayer whispered from the heart of a king that reveals to us the secret of the One Thing.

The former bear wrestler, lion chaser, singing sheep keeper that faced the giant and beheaded him. This king who was the warrior worshipper prayed for this:

“I’m asking GOD for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long.

I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet.

That’s the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world, The perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭27:4-5‬ ‭MSG‬‬

It is the secret that David shouted out and the source that fueled his life.

He knew that ONE THING was needed above all others :to live WITH God every day. To enjoy Him, learn from Him and have a safe house to escape to when the world goes nuts.

David lived in the palace but longed for the Temple.

The ONE THING thing David longed for is the very thing Jesus experienced and prayed for you to experience:

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”

‭‭John‬ ‭17:22-23‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Jesus prayed for you to experience this kind of relationship with God everyday, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

Enjoy God.

May your day be filled first with this one thing and may all the rest of life be impacted by it.

Quiet Waters

  

Quiet water to restore a tired soul.

Green pastures to feed a hungry heart.

Right paths to bring God glory.

“GOD, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. 

You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. 

True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.”
‭‭Psalm‬ ‭23:1-3‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Life is unpredictable.

Every day brings the unexpected and unplanned for.

The good news is that you have Jesus. He is your Shepard.

He sees ahead, helps you walk through, takes you where you need to go and protects you along the way. Dangers may loom, predators may attack but you are not alone.

He will lead you through the hills, the valleys , the desserts and all the while searching for a place for you to rest.

He will lead you to a place of quiet waters and green pastures.

Follow His lead.

Rest.
Trust.
Enjoy God.