Recently, I was doing some reading about “Finding Peace in Life’s Busy Seasons” by Jackie M. Johnson. I am in the midst of a very high-pressure time with more to do than I can humanly do and my to-do list seems to get longer and longer. We have all been there. I am not unique by any means.
Mt. 11:28 says, “Come to my, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” In the midst of reading the article I read this quote: “bottom line: Rest is not a reward, “she* continues. “you can’t earn it. You don’t deserve it. It’s not a sign of weakness or inability. Rest is a matter of obedience, stewardship and delight.”
I was very touched by this Jank statement in the article, “The hard work of rest is the holy work of God.” 2 Think about that and let it sink in for a moment. “The hard work of rest is the holy work of God.”
Remember this: Work hard. Play hard. Rest hard.
Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think About This: “Religion today is not transforming the people – it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society – it is descending to society’s own level and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smiling accepting its surrender.” – A.W. Tozer