Welcome to Day #11 of the Restoration Project.
Let’s keep things simple, slow and sacred as we unwind in God’s Presence on Sundays.
How many of you stress about resting on Sundays? We have soccer games most of the day today and, although I enjoy cheering our kids on, I will miss my Sunday afternoon nap too.
Do you have a hard time resting on the inside when there is a flurry of activity in front of you?
Today, regardless of how busy or not busy our day is, let’s ask God to help us find peace in the chaos and stillness in the stress.
A lot of times I’m just biding my time until I can get alone and rest. But, like the crowds that often pulled on Jesus and vied for his attention, we can’t always or often retreat from the hustle and bustle of life.
So, how do we rest and be still even when our eyes are open and our body is in motion?
In her book, Grace for the Good Girl, Emily P. Freeman writes, “The cross gives us permission to sit down on the inside because we have a God who knows what he’s doing” (pg. 14).
I love that.
Even when we are tired, stressed or fearful we can sit down on the inside—rest in His Sufficiency and Sovereignty—because Jesus has paid it all for us. We can have soul rest now and, then perfectly, in eternity as we receive what Jesus did on our behalf.
Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father because the work on the cross is finished (see Mark 16:19).
Let’s rest well today. Even if we can’t get a nap in, let’s rest internally, knowing that Jesus has it all under control.