Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Finding Rest

What I'm learning more and more about lately is finding moments of rest in between the moments of chaos that happens to be life at times.

It's funny cause I used to think that being busy was a good thing. When my social calendar was full, I was happy...when my work schedule was full, I was stressed...when my day timer was running out of hours, I felt important.

Over the last 2 years I've felt God leading me to find rest and to learn how to re-discover Sabaath in my own life. It's during these moments of rest that I have learned more about life, love, God and truth than any other time-burning, schedule over-loading practice, appointment or conference ever has.

Despite these lessons, I still find myself craving the busy of life. I think it's because I've come to define myself by having what I thought was a "full life." But I'm sometimes not so sure that this full life that I crave is what Jesus intended for me to have. Jesus came to grant us life to the full, but somehow I'm not sure His definition of full included a full dance card of important "meetings" with people who told you how great you are or others who want to give you a piece of their mind.

Life to the full...it's an interesting concept and one that includes more rest than we think, so I'm learning at least.


  1. all these 'dance cards' will eventually lead to something big. its too bad theres not enough hours in a day to decipher Gods messages in a day. well thats how i find it


  2. Thanks for connecting today Jesse.

    I don't think there will ever be enough time in a day to figure out all the things of God, and I'm not sure there should be! It's the mystery of the gospel that keeps us coming back to learn more about who Jesus is, who we are and how we partner with what He is doing to change the world in which we live!


A Little Something from Psalm 8

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