Monday, June 6, 2016

REST IN GOD

by Marcie Bridges, @Marcie_Bridges

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; 
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul; 
He leads me in the paths of righteousness 
For His name’s sake. Psalm 23:1-3
 
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Dear Child,
just rest.
Quit striving, cease wrestling
from sunrise to sunset.
Lay your head upon My shoulder
as I sing a lullaby to your soul.
Give Me your worries and your cares
nestle your heart right here.
You work yourself to a frenzy
when you don’t need to be in a hurry.
Listen closely to My bidding
hush now, quiet your musings.
Feel My heart against you beating
be still and know I’m not leaving
just lay down your burden and rest
in Me.

~Marcell Warner Bridges
©March 2016 
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SPIRITUAL REST*

    
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Have you ever complained to your doctor, “Something’s wrong. What’s the matter with me?” Perhaps after an examination the doctor concludes, “You just need a rest.”


    All of us need to take a break from time to time, but my real concern is that I not become weary in my spirit. I need to make not just physical rest, but spiritual rest, a priority!  Henry Drummond, an old-time revivalist, explained that spiritual rest “is not a hallowed feeling that comes over us in church. It’s the repose of a heart set deep in God.”
 
    Psalm 116:7 says, “Be at rest once more, O my soul, for the LORD has been good to you.” Do you need that kind of rest? Rest from burnout? Rest from trying to please God by your own efforts? Rest from worry, fear, or anger? 

    Be at rest. Stop striving, and start trusting the Lord who has been good to you. ~
by Anne Graham Lotz


From Our Hearts to Yours,
Marcie (&Anne)

*©Fixing My Eyes on Jesus: A 366-Day Devotional by Anne Graham Lotz. Spiritual Rest, page 236



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How do I rest in God? Anne Graham Lotz gives us a glimpse  

Dear Child, just rest. Quit striving, cease wrestling from sunrise to sunset.

Need a break from the hustle & bustle of life? Psalm 23 is a good place to rest.
 

2 comments:

  1. Excellent advice, Marcie! How often we ignore both kinds of rest, and how essential they are!

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  2. Beautiful! I'm so thankful the Lord is teaching me to rest in Him. He is a good and faithful God.

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