“Therefore, a time of rest and worship exists for God’s people. Those who entered His place of rest also rested from their work as God did from His.” (GOD’S WORD Translation)
Everything is at such a fast past these days, we often don’t enjoy the moment we’re in. We might be at home while our brain is at work busy figuring out what needs to be done the next day. We run here and there (when did everything become so urgent?). People call or text us at all times on our cell phones—usually right in the middle of some important meeting or even during worship service, constantly reminding us that we need to do something. No wonder we’re anxious. There are pills to help us calm down, wake-up and go to sleep because we struggle to do what should be natural.We have forgotten how to rest and relax.
There is no need to worry, fret or be anxious about anything. As Christians, we do not have to force anything. Not on our jobs, at home or anywhere. God will make all things happen when we rest in Him as we do His will. That doesn’t mean we sit back and do nothing. On the contrary, we continue working while trusting God for the results.
It’s like swimming. There are two ways to do it. We can work at it—using our arms and legs to carry us to our destination (works of the flesh). Or, we can float along with the current (relying on the power of the Holy Spirit). Life is a lot easier when we float. Uptight, frustrated, tense people who continuously worry about sinking cannot float (trust God). When we relax by trusting God, we won’t drown in our “To Do Lists.” Busy schedules and full calendars won’t seem oppressive because we are only focused on living one day at a time and not a week or a month at a time.
Remember, things that seem to matter do not matter. And the things that seem unimportant are really eternal. We should choose to spend most of our time doing things that will last—like growing into a deeper relationship with God, spending time with those He has placed in our lives and doing His will.
Life Key: Rest in the Lord.