What would it look like in today’s society if we came from a place of rest and not striving? Most people today are all about going and moving and getting things done, which is great, but even the Lord who created the heavens and the earth, took a day of rest.
You know, scripture says that He leads us by still waters. What would it look like if we rested before making decisions? What would it look like if we rested after making decisions? I think it’s gotten into people’s minds that it’s lazy. It’s not something we can do, when it’s actually the Lord saying, “No, you need to stop and rest. Be calm and chill and think about the things that you’re doing and are about to do, or you’ve done. Dwell in it.”
Dwell has been a word that’s been coming up a lot lately for me and my wife. Dwelling in the presence, dwelling in the rest of the Lord. We try and take a day, a Sabbath, and actually just rest to recuperate for the week. Sometimes it doesn’t always happen, but when it does happen, it’s a beautiful thing. It’s something that allows us to go into the next week stronger than before. Even when you’re working out, you have to rest. You have to give your muscles time to grow, to heal, and that rest is what we need.
If you feel like you’re in a season of rest, don’t try and pull away from it. Lean into it. Allow the Father to work in that moment, because that moment is actually when you’re going to be equipping yourself. It’s the Lord equipping you for the next season. It’s the healing moment for the next time. So know that the healing is coming in the season of rest. That rest is not a step back, it’s a movement forward.
Lord, we thank you for your rest. We thank you for leading us by still waters. We thank you for your love. We thank you for pouring out grace over us. And for the people who are watching this, I just pray that the Lord comes with a huge bucket of rest and pours it over you so you can feel His goodness every minute in that rest. In Jesus’ name. Amen.