Feb 7 – Resting

” But in the seventh year
the land is to have a year of Sabbath rest,
a Sabbath to the LORD.
Do not sow your fields or prune your vineyards..”        –Leviticus 25:4 (NIV)
 
 “By the seventh day
God had finished the work he had been doing;
so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.”       –Genesis 2:2 (NIV)
 
 “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)

God wants you to rest.  He wants you to sit quietly and think.  He wants you to soak in a hot tub, to read a good book, to enjoy a glass of wine, to be quiet.  God rested.  His words tell us that He rested.  It doesn’t say He did so because He was tired, just that He rested.

He sat back and enjoyed the beauty of what He had created.  He took the time to just let things be.  He didn’t change anything, He didn’t fix anything, He just was.  Knowing that what had been done needed time to rest also.  So He tells us to.

Put away your phone or PDA or tablet. Turn away from your computer.  Turn off the tv.  Stop wearing your watch.  Find a hobby that means nothing to anyone but you and do it.  Knit, crotchet, journal, read, swim, take a walk, open your Bible, pray, turn the light off and just sit still.  Just be quiet.  Call it meditation if you like, call it selfish that you’re taking time to do something for yourself.  Close your office door.  Whatever you do, take a few minutes a day to rest.  To be quiet and get to know yourself and your God better.

Father, in this time of haste and must do and want to have, we have forgotten you.  Lay your Holy Spirit on us and help us learn to just be and to just rest.

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Published by: seekersofchrist

After a time of rest, it's time to resurrect this blog with a light on prayer and building our own personal prayer garden. A woman of faith, I want to share my personal insights into God and the Gospel in the hopes that these touch another heart, encouraging them to come to Christ.

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