What a joy to read your comments and to see how you have practically applied the Resolve to R.E.S.T. post! Thank you for taking time from your busy lives to share how God used your time with Him.
Here are some practical ways you shared on how to rest:
Kay and her husband spend time reading and praying together.
Mary meditates on the verse “Be still and know that I am God” and spends time alone with the Lord visualizing and remembering a time He met her in a very real and personal way at the beach.
Melissa finds rest in the precious moments of life, whether it be in the quietness of the morning, the sounds of her children playing or in the arms of her husband.
Charlotte finds rest in carving out time each day to sit with Jesus.
Michelle ends her day in the Word with her Father just before she goes to bed.
Elisa walks daily with her husband and they pray together; she also meets the Lord alone, face down on the floor in prayer.
Noelle finds a reminder of the significance of rest by looking to the example of Chick-fil-A closing on Sundays…just as our Lord rested on Sunday.
Jill finds rest by being proactive in the Word, finding verses on rest, memorizing them and truly living them in the busyness of her day.
What a blessing to hear how each of you finds rest. Each story is creative and unique, just as we are!! There are no rules about how to rest…no regulations. Rather, God calls us “TO JUST DO IT!”
And I so appreciate the honesty from many of you sharing how you struggle to rest with the busyness of your lives. You are not alone and that is why we spent time together these past two weeks practicing R.E.S.T.
My prayer is that our time of R.E.S.T will not end here but will be a journey we will continue.
I too have been setting side time each day to be with the Lord. Some days it is just a few minutes and other days it is much longer. What I love is that my prayer journal is full again. Notations fill my devotional book as I jot down what I hear as I read. And my heart is more tender to hear the whispers of the Spirit.
I pray that you have found these two week that there is NO BETTER PLACE TO BE than at the feet of Jesus!
I announced that I would give away two devotional books. Well, guess what? I will be giving away three because of a precious friend and sister in Christ who follows my blog. She has offered to donate a third book for our giveaway. Thank you, Tarnisha!
The winners are:
Jennifer January 19th
Jana who left a comment on January 20th
June who left a comment on January 25th
And, no, it was not a requirement your name begin with a “J’ to win. It just worked out that way!
Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and mailing address.
Please join me here on Friday as I have a Proverbs 31 Encouragement for Today Devotional running entitled “How Do I Know that I Am Called?” I look forward to meeting you here on Friday! If you have a friend struggling to hear God’s call on their lives, please send them here for a visit. Scripture contains powerful truths on this subject, and I look forward to sharing some with you and hearing from you!!
Blessings to you,