Rest for Your Soul
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”Matthew 11:28-30
People tend to rush through their days trying to achieve their daily schedule. Life can be relaxed if we learn to be still inside which will give us a patient life. Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. (Psalm 46:10)
Being still inside, we go through our days unrushed and relaxed instead of going through our days with stress. We are actually more efficient when we are still inside, and we move with patience. If we are to be like Jesus, we are still inside and patient. Jesus was very efficient in his ministry and he never rushed.
If we are the Lord’s servants, we must be still inside and move with patience, otherwise we may rush pass someone who needs our encouragement or someone seeking the truth. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7) When Satan tempts you into an anxious moment, slow down, call on the Lord for rest your soul, and continue on in a relaxed and secure state of mind. Always pray for the Lord’s divine power to give rest for your soul and walk your day relaxed.
Satan doesn’t want rest for our souls. He wants us to rush through our days because he knows that if we are not still inside, it will easily keep us from calling on the Lord. We maintain rest for our soul by staying connected to the Lord. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) Living this verse can relax us because we are staying connected to the Lord. Giving thanks to the Lord can greatly relax us and give us joy and peace. The closer we are to the Lord and the more we trust Him, the more rest we will have for our soul.
Today, seek to go through your day being still inside giving rest to your soul. Stay connected to the Lord in prayer with a thankful heart. Whenever Satan tempts you to rush, go to the Lord for peace and continue on in a relaxed state of mind. Go through your day staying in a relaxed, unrushed state.
Prayer: Lord, help me to live with rest for my soul being still inside communing with you. Keep Satan from tempting to rush me into a stressful state of mind. Help me to be eternally minded which will prioritize and simplify my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen