"For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead..." Romans 1:20

Monday, January 23, 2012

Finding Rest in God

Working in the garden can be very tiring:

God encourages us to rest.  The Sabbath was given for man to rest.  The darkness that comes at the end of each day is meant for us to leave off work until we discovered a way to work around it with artificial light.  And winter was given so certain plants could rest deep in the ground preparing for the next season's growth.  Sometimes illness befalls us because our body is telling us it needs more rest than we're giving it.  But it is not only our bodies that need rest, but also our minds.  Do you ever take a mental vacation? It's hard to these days with so many ways to get input.  What would a mental vacation look like anyway?!  Then there's spiritual rest--not as in a vacation from, but as a relaxing into.  For me a way to achieve both a mental vacation and spiritual relaxation is to observe nature.  Whether it's a beautiful sunset off in the distance or a butterfly flitting close-by amongst the flowers I can find rest for any weariness I may be feeling.  Here's a video to get you started:

The Lord is My Shepherd

Father, thank you for the rest You provide in all circumstances.

Link to scripture:http://mlbible.com/matthew/11-28.htm

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