Sometimes, our computers or smartphones fill up…I’m sure this has also happened to you: too many background tasks, too many memory processes. In this case, the solution is simply to restart the device. The screen gets dark for several seconds, and then the system asks you for the password again. The device often functions much better and faster after restarting!
That’s what happened to me a few years ago during a time of sabbatical. God allowed me to “reboot” my internal and external being. For a period of several weeks, I had lost my creativity. But thanks to this time of rejuvenation, everything came back into order, allowing me to function even faster and with renewed passion! It was also at this time that God placed the vision in my heart to start “A Miracle Every Day,” which now blesses many people, including you I pray!
Did you know that God Himself rested? After busily working for six days to create the world, God rested on the seventh day. Then, in the Ten Commandments, He instituted a rest for His people: the Sabbath.
This weekly rest in the Old Testament was a representation of the perfect and eternal rest that Jesus would one day bring by coming to this Earth. This rest isn’t a product of our works. It’s founded solely on Jesus, who says to us, “‘Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.’” (the Bible, Matthew 11:28, NKJV)
Do you feel weary, weighed down, worn out? Come to Jesus now. He is your shepherd, and He will give you rest, physical rest, as well as mental and spiritual rest. He keeps in perfect peace those whose minds are fixed on Him. (see Isaiah 26:3)
Here’s a step you can take: take a few minutes to come away with the Lord and let Him minister to your heart. I invite you to enter into worship with this lovely song by Kari Jobe, “Here.”
Let yourself be led by Jesus (He is gentle and lowly in heart), allow Him to teach you (He is the perfect Teacher), and your life will find fulfillment in divine rest.