Monday, April 21, 2008

Rest

I'm teaching the 2-3 YO class this month at church, and am missing hearing the sermons. I came across this yesterday over at Blissfully Domestic, and I read it 3 or 4 times, just letting in sink in. I know these past few weeks I've felt pulled in many directions, and honestly I've been praying for strength to persevere and get it all done. While that is important (no, I can't just sit on the couch all day watching HGTV :), this served as a reminder that I need to rest in my Savior.

“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matt 11:28 NLT

Rest from the burden of a small god. Why? Because I have found the Lord.
Rest from doing things my way. Why? Because the Lord is my Shepherd.
Rest from endless wants. Why? Because I shall not want.
Rest from weariness. Why? Because He makes me to lie down.
Rest from worry. Why? Because He leads me.
Rest from hopelessness. Why? Because He restores my soul.
Rest from guilt. Why? Because He leads me in the paths of righteousness.
Rest from arrogance. Why? Because of His name’s sake.
Rest from the valley of death. Why? Because He walks me through it.
Rest from the shadow of grief. Why? Because He guides me.
Rest from fear. Why? Because His presence comforts me.
Rest from loneliness. Why? Because He is with me.
Rest from shame. Why? Because He has prepared a place for me in the presence of my enemies.
Rest from my disappointments. Why? Because He anoints me.
Rest from envy. Why? Because my cup overflows.
Rest from doubt. Why? Because He follows me.
Rest from homesickness. Why? Because I will dwell in the house of my Lord forever.

From Traveling Light Copyright 2001, Max Lucado

3 comments:

Lucy said...

Lovely. Thanks so much for sharing this.

And thanks for visiting me :)

becca said...

I printed this out for my Mommy group today. It's fun reading your spiritual thoughts. It brings back memories of devos on our SE wing at LeTourneau. You were such a great RA! Love you!!!

In Pursuit of His Call said...

Thanks for sharing this...