When You Don’t Know How To Rest – Week 34

by | Aug 31, 2013 | Uncategorized


“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

Matthew 11:28-30,  The Message

 As we waltz into breathing room, the gift of holiday on the schedule, may you exchange the business of the past week for luxurious passion, that thing that makes you, you. Trade your bossy inner voice that transforms desire into meaningless duty, for the beauty of quiet solitude. Allow Him to mentor you in how to rest. Enjoy the lightness of wholeheartedly living.

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  1. Lisha Epperson

    “Trade your bossy inner voice that transforms desire into meaningless duty, for the beauty of quiet solitude.” this is such a great reminder to protect our intentions. So many times my heart starts out in the right place only to be negatively redirected. My bossy inner voice is to blame. Revelation! Thank you! Stopped by from the Sunday Community!

  2. DeanneMoore

    Beautiful Sabbath. Made the Chicken Curry with Mangos for the fam. Laid on the couch and watched football and got wet kisses from a one year old, and play-do bandages from a two year old…thanking God for the gift of this day.

  3. Linda@Creekside

    Yes. We need to lay it all down. Rest. Rest.

  4. Joanne Norton

    As usual, it’s nice to see you, see your photo, read your “reasonability”. Thank you so much for that gift of sharing that you placed in our lives. [And it was so nice to spend time with you at the retreat. YOU were a “treat”!]

  5. Mia

    Dear Shelly
    Oh, that sweet place of rest in our Lord Jesus. I love your description of that bossy inner voice! I wonder if that is not at times that evil enemy of our hearts.
    Blessings XX

  6. Sharon O

    Taking a real rest is hard. sometimes it means taking a long break. sometimes it means really resting as in laying down and closing your eyes. sometimes it means stop what you are doing and be still. Oh that we learn to be quiet.

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