Are you tired of resting yet? (LOL!) Thanks for hanging in here with me.
A few more definitions of Rest and then I’ll bring it all together:
+ a place that provides shelter or lodging for travelers, as an inn.
+ a piece or thing for something to lean on or hold onto: a hand rest.
+ to be supported or based; lie, lean, or sit: The ladder rests firmly against the tree.
To rest in God is to LEAN on, be BASED in, and SUPPORTED by, God.
And check this out:
2 Corinthians 12:9:
9 But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may Rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!
God, Almighty Creator and Father, pitches a tent over you and then He comes into that tent and hangs out with you. WOW.
Jeremiah 6:16, NIV, says, “Thus says the Lord: Stand at the crossroads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, ask the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, “We will not walk in it,” …”
Thank you, Father, for the gift of rest that you gave us in Jesus! Gracious and loving Father, incline our hearts toward you. Help us to know your mother’s heart. We need to know Your unconditional, unfailing love for each and every one of us. We need to know Your total acceptance of each of us. We need to understand that You want wonderful things for us. Please lead us into this revelation as we learn to rest in you.
We are not those ancient Israelites. We are not turning our backs on Your invitation. We are asking for REST, an ancient, Godly way. When Jesus says to us in the New Testament, “Come. Rest.”, we are going to accept that gracious invitation! Amen.
Have these definitions helped you? Have they given you a deeper desire to spend more time with Father God, snuggling into His Rest? I, for one, want more Rest. I want more of God.
What are your thoughts? Thank you for sharing! Blessings to you!