Last week I took some time to rest, I came down with a flu and needed to rest. I thought that by taking last week off it would cause my health progress to suffer when I got back to my routine. I was wrong. If anything the rest brought me back into my routine with renewed energy and focus.
Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”
When we have times of rest it is meant to rejuvenate us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. When we take times of rest to focus on God, we come back with renewed strength to continue moving towards the plans God has laid before us. Just as physical rest can bring renewal to our bodies, reducing stress and allowing our bodies to be restored.
It is no coincidence that rest is the first part of the word restored. Restoration can only come from once rest has come. During a hurricane, if you try to fix the damage to restore your dwelling, you not only risk your well being but it will not remain repaired as the storm continues to pound down. It is only when that storm has calmed that you can get to the work of restoration. The same is true in our lives. We need the calm, to gather ourselves, grab our tools and get re-focused to the work of restoring the damage and bringing back that which was lost.
Last week for me was important to bring physical healing to my body, just as spiritual rest can bring healing to our hearts and minds. If you feel like you have been beaten down by the storms of this world, it may be time to rest and allow the storm to calm, then move towards restoration and revitalization. It may be time to BE STILL!
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