We now live in a fast-paced world. It looks like riding a train picking up passengers which I would like to compare as technological advancements from computers, iPhones, iPads, tablets, etc. The train also picks up new strain of viruses and bacteria. It also includes stresses at home, work, church and other civic organizations aside from our own personal issues. We are constantly pulled in different directions.
I know it’s quite inevitable at this time and age but we are not made to be on the go everyday with little rest.
So how do we rest?
1. God said, “Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall cease from labor.” (Exodus 23:12)
2. On the seventh day, we should observe a holy day, a sabbath of complete rest to the LORD. (Exodus 35:2)
3. God’s presence shall go with you and He will give you rest. (Exodus 33:14)
The 3 pointers could be summed up in having one-day-a-week of rest for ourselves and at the same time a holy day for the Lord by giving him praise and worship in the church. If you are spending time in the Lord’s presence, you will immediately feel refreshed for His Word doesn’t come back void when spoken. It has a spiritual power of giving us rest for our souls. God said in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
You see the Bible has a lot of promises and covers everything that you are facing with. You just have to spend time with the Word and talk to him in prayer for your Father in heaven is not only interested in the big issues but in every detail of your life. He is open 24/7, and all He’s waiting for is for you to act.