I’m speaking on “Rest” this weekend at a women’s retreat, and the irony isn’t lost on me by any stretch. Without getting into all the bore-you-to-tears details of my busy (therefore important) life, I’ll just say I haven’t been resting much lately.
At least not purposeful, soul-filling, strength-renewing rest.
So, as I spend time this week in earnest prayer that the Holy Spirit will fill me with just the right words, I’m also going to do what I can to avoid hypocrisy, i.e., I’m going to do a little resting.
I’m not going to impose my Rest Quotient on all of you (although several of you have indicated that it might be just what the doctor ordered). We’ll still do Chapter 3 of Radical tomorrow. And I’ll still give you the chance to link your posts if you’d like. But I’m most likely not going to read them (I didn’t get through very many of the Chapter 2 posts either, which was a bummer).
I don’t spend time on a lot of “vain” pursuits. HOWEVER, I spend a TON of time on ONE vain pursuit (which is no different). The internet. Yes, just about everything I read is wholesome and most of it is even biblical, but it’s a LOT. And after today’s sermon on making idols out of stuff and after reading Radical and after being so crazy busy and blah, blah, blah…
I want to spend some serious time resting in God this week.
And while I’m not going to fast from the internet completely, I’m going to make sure I’m spending more time inWord than online. God has been blessing me lately with a lot of lot of joy that comes from being in his Word and trying to live out what he says to me through it.
Lots of joy. Praise you, Lord!
I read these verses from Psalm 63 this week, and I just love them.
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. (v. 1-5)
Have a great week!