Recently she went out to milk the cows with her dad and found herself tired, needing some rest. She put on her dad's flannel shirt, crawled into a large round bin of towels in the barn, curled up and fell asleep.
This is such a perfect picture to me of what it means to rest in the Lord.We cover up ourselves with his love and his grace. We try to get as close to Him as we can. We are so much like this little girl wearing her father’s flannel.
Wouldn’t it be nice to curl up and get comfortable, letting all our pretenses go, where there is no fear of what we look like, just pure abandonment at His feet?
Let’s curl up, get comfortable, letting all pretenses go, with no fear of what we look like!
What we find there is blissful. Contentment is found because we know we are home, loved, embraced and we are safe. “Come to me”, He whispers.
How long has it been sinceYou’ve been there?
You’ve curled up and rested in the presence of the king?
You have felt accepted, loved, forgiven, chosen and adored?
Rest, rest and rest
The word rest in Greek is anapauo
Anapauo meansto rest
Anapauo has the root word pauo in it. Pauo is where we get the word pause. So in essence the word rest in Matthew 11 means to pause, to stop, to cease. Jesus is asking us to come to Him and stop, pause, rest!
I need to crawl up and lay at His feet today! How about you?
There are more in this series that you may enjoy.
Rest when you are weary
Rest in Confidence
Rest in Serving
She speaks at camps, retreats, worship services, women's events and weekly large group bible studies. She loves to share the truth of God's word focusing on applying God's truth to our lives. Jann also loves; Dark Chocolate, Coffee and anything Paleo.
Her and her husband Kevin have 2 beautiful daughters and have been married for over 30 years. They live in a small town outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan where they serve in a local church.
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