by: Ann Voskamp
Three Ways to Rest Today:
1. Look Up
Step outside for a moment. (And really, it's wonderfully true: you do have a moment.) Just look up at the sky. Stare at the blue. Breathe deep. Breathe deep again. Think about heaven. Watch the clouds. Gaze for a long, wondrous moment at the sky and think about all that is eternal and step outside of time and remember how He's made you for eternity. Exhale.
2. Look in
Look in. See the hurry and the angst and the worry and the tired bones. Look in --- and let go. Just let go. Because do you hear Him whispering to you today: "Jesus said, "Come off by yourselves; let's take a break and get a little rest." (Mark 6:31).
Look in and see inside His will for you: "Now the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side." (1Kings 5:4)
3. Look Down
Bow your head in prayer for a moment. A long moment. Whisper thanks to Jesus for His abiding presence. Feel Him take the burden off your shoulders. Feel His arms underneath carrying you. Feel Him.
Rest in Him.
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