I long to sit quietly at His feet and listen to His heart.
But most days, I am running around like Raggedy Ann with a million things to do.
I miss Him when I wake up late and rush off to work in the morning.
I forget He is close by as I work through my lunch hour to finish one more project.
I fail to notice Him as I unload the dishwasher after dinner for the hundredth time.
I ignore Him as I plop down exhausted on the couch in a comatose state and reach for the remote.
The truth is that I am scared of the quiet. I am frightened of what He might say. I fear slowing down.
I live in lack because I refuse to surrender the reigns to the One who holds the keys to abundant life and peace.
Yet, He speaks so tenderly to me.
My child, draw close to My heart and find rest.
I’m tired of running ragged. I want to be still and know that He is God.
I want to press in to know Him and spend my time investing in moments that have eternal significance.
I choose rest.
- I will linger long and be fully present for my loved ones.
- I will treat my body with tender care.
- I will set aside time to remember God’s goodness.
- I will cultivate a heart of gratitude.
May I purpose to choose His rest, rather than feeling frazzled and fatigued.
Rather than live a weary life, I want to worship.
Rather than being overworked, I want to be overwhelmed by His presence.
I choose rest.
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