I am at rest. I am at rest in the arms of the Lord.
I have moments of my life, where I am not energetic, and I need a place to rest. It is in these moments that I find rest in the Lord.
~”Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”~Matthew 11:28-30, ESV~
When I find rest, I find rest in Jesus. Jesus in my Rock. Jesus is my Salvation. Also, Jesus is my Rest. I rest in the Lord. Some of the ways that I find to rest in the Lord include reading a good book by a Christian author, praying, and going for walks in parks or nature parks. These outlets are positive outlets, where I can re-focus my thoughts from myself to the Lord as I use this time to care for myself. Resting in the Lord is self-care.
When I rest in the Lord, I stand in the confidence that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. I can go to my Heavenly Father, in these moments, and feel at peace and ease with Him and myself, inside out.
~”For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”~Romans 8:6, KJV~
Resting in the Lord gives me peace to my heart, my soul, my mind, and my entire body. This is so that when I go about the rest of the my day, I can focus on getting tasks done and on what the Lord wants me to accomplish for that day.
This requires me to die to my flesh and surrender it to the Lord so that He can mold me and make me into the woman of the King of kings and Lord of lords that He wants me to become. I must put my flesh aside always for this process because I am only a work in progress. God is continually fashioning me for His glory.
~”Your gates shall be open continually; day and night they shall not be shut, that people may bring to you the wealth of the nations, with their kings led in procession.”~Isaiah 60:11, ESV~
I praise the Lord because He always puts my heart and mind at ease. I can rest in Him always, knowing that day and night, He blesses me with peace so that I can enter into His rest and claim His rest as my portion and sign of victory!
The rest of the Lord is my portion always. The rest of the Lord is my sure sign of victory in Christ Jesus. In Jesus, I have rest as my peace in the Lord as I pray and follow after this desire of the heart and mind of God: to enter into His rest. Amen.