Have you ever felt like butter scraped over too much bread? (Bilbo Baggins from the Hobbit)
We’ve all been there. We know we need to rest but we just don’t have the time. I know how this feels firsthand. Over the last several months, I was putting in full-time hours at the church, working an additional part-time job as an urban youth worker, raising a family, and planning the launch (like a grand opening) of Journey Church.
It was a crazy time but God taught me some life-changing principles about rest.
During that time God I wrote a 7-day devotional about what it means to truly take the Sabbath. If you’re a busy person (who isn’t?) this is perfect for you.
You can order it here…
Here are just three of the things I learned:
- Rest is to be received. You don’t have to understand everything that’s going on to receive God’s rest.
- Jesus invites us to exchange our burdens for His rest (a pretty good deal if you ask me)
- Taking a weekly Sabbath day helps us to enter His rest on a consistent basis
Sometimes we need to be aggressive about rest. Resting is not inactivity, it’s a radical act of faith! That’s why the apostle Paul told us to “strive for rest” (see Hebrews 4:11)
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What are some of the things God has taught you about rest? Leave a comment…