Saturday, January 12, 2019

Exodus 34:21, Psalm 55:6 NIV 2011

“Six days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.

I said, “Oh that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.”

The Lord spoke to Moses on Mt. Sinai. His words were piercing and to the point. God created everything in six days and rested on the seventh day. Genesis 2:3, “Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.” Weary from all those conspiring against him, David longed for a place to retreat that was quiet and far from those harms way. His psalm is a prayer asking God for rest from the wicked. God invites His people to pause and find rest in Him daily.

When pressured by external demands, I’ve been known to boil over at times. This happens when a choice is made to respond with a “yes” before praying about God’s given answers. How many times do I run head long into a situation before actually pausing and turning to God for direction? Rather than find rest in His infinite provision by celebrating all God has done in my life, I move from renewal with Him to needing repair. Renewal requires surrender and rest in God the Father.

How do we pause and rest God’s perfect provisions?

Basking in God’s grace,

S

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