Today's Prompt: Rest
I immediately think of rest in two different contexts.
I went to bed with a heavy heart. A burden that could keep me up all night. But I laid down, prayed, and closed my eyes. God gave me rest and a peaceful nights sleep. I woke up refreshed, rested, and the problem seems a bit small. Yes, only a bit. But I also have a peace. A peace that can only come from Jesus Christ himself. I know I can lay my burdens at his feed and rest in Him. He gives me rest. And I'm in awe and grateful. Humbled really.
My mommy plate, work plate are full. I can't stop the pace as the bills keep coming. But I've also learned that I must find time for rest. Rest doesn't come easy for me. When I get time alone, I keep going. I pretty much have to force myself to stop, relax, and be still. To shove all the distractions aside and just be. At the foot of my Jesus. Being refreshed, renewed. I need to make time for rest more often than I do.
This is my first Five Minute Friday. Want to learn more? Head over to Lisa Jo's blog.