Are You Resting?
Rest. White Space. Down Time. Be Still. Quiet Your Soul. Free Time.
Whatever you want to call it, for some of us, it seems elusive and unattainable.
My husband and I have enjoyed over a year of great health, that we believe is mostly due to the Paleo lifestyle (which in large is due to the lack of sugars). However, last night, as we started off our date night, it was clear that our streak of great health had been interrupted. After paying and taking the food to go, we found ourselves seeking some good old REST at home for the rest of the evening, and now into today.
I have this theory about rest…
If we don’t take the time to seek rest in our schedules, our bodies will make it happen one way or another. I have experienced this several times in my life, and each time, I remember my theory, and dutifully obey my body, and let it rest. I believe this is a God-designed function in our lives to a) keep us humble and b) keep us healthy. So often we think we are invincible and can go without stopping.
As I read this morning, God decided to make it even more clear:
“It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.” Psalm 127:2
I am his LOVED ONE.
YOU are his LOVED ONE.
HE will GIVE US REST.
If only WE give him our time.
Now maybe this may not be your problem. Maybe you have too much rest in your life and need to get off your booty and get going? This is not the post for you.
I am writing specifically to those of us who cannot stop, who have this achiever drive in them to constantly go harder, do more, be better, aim higher.
It is not a bad drive within us! HOWEVER, we do need to remind ourselves of WHO our ultimate goal is. Jesus took time to rest, time to pray, and time to eat.
I think we can all fit a little More of LESS in our schedules.