Wednesday, April 4, 2012

At First Light: Days 17 & 18 An Invitation to Find Rest

I love what Brooks wrote a few days ago about finding a connection with God through worship music. Some of the moments of my day where I experience the most peace is when I am humming along to music aimed at praising my Savior.

My most recent favorite lyrics say, "Come and rest here. Come and lay your burdens down. Come and rest here. There is mercy to be found. You'll find His peace. Your heart isn't searching anymore. He is here. You'll find his comfort. Come and rest here." (Kari Jobe)

Today I focused on resting in God's presence even in the chaos of the day.

"For a field to bear fruit, it must occasionally lie fallow. And for you to be healthy, you must rest. Slow down, and God will heal you. He will bring rest to your mind, to your body, and most of all to your soul. He will lead you to green pastures.

Green pastures were not the natural terrain of Judea. The hills around Bethlehem where David kept his flock were not lush and green. Even today they are white and parched. Any green pasture in Judea is the work of some shepherd. He has cleared the rough, rocky land. Stumps have been torn out, and brush has been burned....

With his own pierced hands, Jesus created a pasture for the soul. He tore out the thorny underbrush of condemnation. He pried loose the huge boulders of sin. In their place he planted seeds of grace and dug ponds of mercy.

And he invites us to rest there."  Traveling Light by Max Lucado

As you prepare your heart for the beauty of Holy Thursday, may you find rest in Him.
Love, Jo
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