Monday, April 11, 2011
Why is it we often don't take the time to rest when our Creator himself did? is it because we think we don't deserve it, can't afford to or don't think it can help? Do we come home from work still stewing about a difficult day. Yes...some of us do, we bring work and what happen at work to our front door and just invite that negative energy right into our homes. Then the enemy just turns things upside down you and your spouse is fighting and don't know why. Our homes is suppose to be our haven of peace. Most of the problem isn't that we can't rest; rather we just don't always choose or take the time to rest, especially time to rest in the Lord. Before I got acclimated with God and seemed steal a moment to sit and relax, I would have a sense of work needing to be done, an urgency to do something, thoughts of issues needing to be resolved or a feeling of guilt. Do you ever experience this? Many of us are struggling to keep our heads above water, trying to juggle work, finances, family and friends, along with living a healthy and righteous life. We feel we can't add one more thing to our plate without breaking down or breaking something. The Word of God says in Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. So what is the problem? I think just we don't spend enough time with the Lord, telling him our burdens going into the private place and praying. Matthew 6:6 but you when you pray, go into your room and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. Praying is away of letting things go giving it to the Lord and resting in Him. Even Jesus went away and prayed; Luke 5:16 So He Himself often withdrew into the wilderness and prayed. The key word in the passage is "often" meaning many times. Why wait until you are at a point of cracking before you seek the Lord for rest go to him "often" as many times as needed. So go ahead rest take sometime off from work and kick your heels up, soak in the tub in the evening with a good book. I was reading that it only takes three minutes for skin to prune in the tub! I am sure we have all done that. So go ahead prune, visit a spa, read, go for long walk. Take the time to go off alone and commune with the Lord through his Word and through prayer. "La Paz" means peace in Spanish.