I have spent all week praying about what to write for this week’s blog. I kept hearing just to rest, but that today is not the day to write. Over and over, each day, I would sit down to write something and nothing would come but the word rest. However, today as I started getting ready for the day, God sent a huge download on what it is to fully rest in Him.
He told that during the season of Christmas and New Years, each one of us must take time to rest. Maybe that is sneaking away for a minute or two to have a piece of chocolate, or maybe it is watching your favorite show after the guests have left. Whatever He lays on your heart to help you rest and refresh, take the time to do it and rest in Him.
Exodus 33:14 (NIV) “The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” I love that even when the Israelites were wondering in the desert, God was going to give them rest and show them how to rest. This is so true even today. Sometimes I feel like we get so busy and fill our time with so much. Most of the time it is actually good stuff, but we still need to learn and be aware of when we need to rest.
So my challenge to you this week is to ask Holy Spirit to show you how you can rest in this season, then walk that out. Don’t be afraid you might let someone down, and don’t start thinking about all the things you could be doing in this moment—just rest. Allow your mind to stop focusing on the craziness of the season and fixate it on the presence, the glory, the holiness, and the rest of the LORD!
Merry Christmas Freedom Family, we adore each of you so much!
Dani Noe, Sozo & Admin Pastor