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The Source of Rest

Come to Me, all you are labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. - Jesus, Matthew 11:28 NKJV

Our American culture runs at a frenzied pace.  We work more hours than probably more than any other country in the world in order to accumulate more things. We wear our busyness like a badge of honor.  We also have more choices in which to spend our leisure time than ever before in history.   However, with all of this "quantity" of life we are still lacking quality of life.  We have all the things that money can buy but have no time for the things it cannot.   We can't buy inner peace.  We can't buy more time.  As a result of our lifestyles, many of us simply need some rest.  Real rest...the kind that money can't buy.

Jesus said that all of us who labor and are burdened with life could come to him and receive rest.  But there is a catch.  Do you see it?  The "rest" of God requires us to do something.  We need to find time out of our busy schedules to come to Him.  When we do, He will give us more "rest" than any leisure activity could ever provide.  He is the Source, after all. 

Points to Ponder:

  • How would you rate your life's busyness on a scale of 1 to 10 (1="I'm extremely lazy", 10="My life is crazy/hectic?
  • What does God think about your level of activity?
  • Are you really giving God enough of you

Janna Rust is a Professional Coach and Speaker dedicated to encouraging others towards lives God intends for them.  For more information, visit her at www.purposefulpartnerships.com.