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Thursday, March 24, 2011

R.E.S.T. v B.U.S.Y!!

Gooday beautiful Treasures of the Most High God!!

One very important lesson I am learning in my journey on ‘how to get fit for my King’ how to
R E S T..!!
We need to rest! Both in the physical realm and in the spiritual! Today I will just share to you my journey on the lessons I am learning on our ‘physical’ rest..
I am sure many of us are going through life feeling ‘tired’.. A few years ago I was so involved in ‘ministry’.. I was out nearly every night of the week..I thought this was how it was supposed to be.. Alpha group Monday,  choir practice Tuesday, mid week church Wednesday.. get the drift?!
I was so close to heading for a burn out.. I guess some would say I did slightly as I lost my passion for devotion time with Jesus.. I was so busy going about the ‘business’ of the King that I didn’t have time for the King!! to be intimate with Him..
To cut a long story short, the Lord helped me to see that all that mattered was that I did the things He called me to do.. I could write pages on this!! Our example is Jesus.. He only did what He saw the Father doing.. He was never in a rush!  And we need to remember that  our enemy,  the devil, if he can’t make us bad his next  trick is to make us busy!
I saw a this acronym once for BUSY.. Being Under Satan’s Yoke...
Then answered Jesus and said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he sees the Father do: for what things soever he does, these also does the Son likewise. John 5:19

I began to see that when we are ‘caught’ up in things we are not called to be involved in, we have no time for the things we are ‘called’ to be in!! It’s really dangerous because the Lord God , our King has ordained our days on earth to accomplish His Will and He needs us to have that level of intimacy with Him to discern His will and hear His voice in our everyday life..
Let me quickly talk about ‘worship’..  This is something I am so working on...

One could say that ultimately the reason we exist is to bring glory to God and to worship Him and for Him to show His goodness..  We must make time to worship God..!!  I know a lot has been said about worship that everything can be a form of worship and true that may be, but here I am talking about the worship that is intimate, that is still, that it’s just you and Him and nothing else exists!! A time where we are prostrating, we are adoring Him and we are Exalting Him.. He is worthy! Worship is an active verb. And I believe is is a very private affair.. Public worship is actually an oxymoron! We can worship with others but it is so personal!  

So when we are ‘busy’, too busy to spend time at His feet, to me it feels like we are missing the most important moments of our life! Moments that would take our breath away!!
Jesus says ‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest..” Mathew 11:28

Dear God,
We are tired of being tired!! We give You permission to convict us of the things we are doing that drain us and don’t bring  glory to You.. Please give us wisdom and guide us when to say Yes and why you want us to commit to something and the strength to say NO when we need rest..
In Jesus Name! Amen!

1 comment:

  1. Yes- so true Mary. There are many good things that we could be doing but we only need to do the good things that He has called US to do. If we do that our load is light- not easy- but not so overwhelming that we are too tired to desire the main thing- that vibrant beautiful one to one relationship with our King. Thanks Mary!