Made to rest
He makes me lie down in green pastures …
Psalm 23:2 (NIV)
I don’t know about you, but my life is just so busy. It’s busy with all good things, important things – so I just keep doing them. There is such great need out there, we just step up and take on more and more in order to make just a bit more of a difference.
Then I read this line in Psalm 23, and I see that in the midst of all our activity, God is not only inviting us, through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, to lie down and rest in His grace – He is the one who makes it possible for us to lie down! Perhaps we are just too busy to stop, to be still before Him and to find rest in His presence.
God’s Spirit often prompts us to stop…and rest. He won’t force us though. So, if you feel God leading you to green pastures, then just let go and go there with Him (John 10:9).
We were made to rest: Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest…for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-29). It is what we were created for – to find rest in Him.
Wonderful Father, draw us into your rest. That place where we can hear your voice so clearly and bask in your love. That place where we can soak ourselves in your perfect peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen
Study by Sinead Henderson
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Sinead Henderson attends the Northampton congregation of Grace Communion International
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