We are currently in a season where the word – rest has become very crucial for us to engage in. But sadly, many have forgotten what this even means. The current trends have been from sleepless nights of many even in their homes because of the violence currently going on around them. To those who are in a panic because of the pandemic (Coronavirus) and also those who are in fear of other diseases trending in our world today. To those experiencing one trying time and it all seems like chaos is the other of the day in their minds. To individuals who are battling the constant nightmares just because he or she was molested and hence the night had become a time of horror rather than the rest, it ought to bring to their beings.
There are other scenarios I can’t even think of right now but there is only one solution to all of our current unrest. And truth be told, it may seem like a familiar truth to us and hence we let go of the efficacy, believing in this truth can bring to us.
I am not about to share with you what I was only told but also what I personally I have experienced. And what is that one source to which our unrest can be put before, in exchange for a deeper level of rest?.
That source is Jesus. I will be referencing a verse and I will admonish you to read this from a perspective of “I want to glean from this” and not “I have heard and read this verse so much before, what else can I learn from this?”. While you are engaging a mind shift on this, also remember that “His word is alive and active”. (Hebrews 4:12)
And by alive it simply means that it keeps hitting us on point (new every day). There is no death mode where it loses its efficacy. Hence it is Active.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation].
Matthew 11:28 (AMP)
So what then should be our response to the relief and comfort this verse is pointing out to us?.
Our response should be – “Come”.
Imagine if the prodigal son never went back? (Luke 15: 11-32). He may have lived tending and feeding from the swine’s food for the rest of his life possibly. Whereas, he had a greater inheritance back at home, with his father. But he regained this privileged because he left and went back. And this action of returning should also be our response to – Come!.
We are to approach Him. We are to let Him know how this season is like for you. You are to come plain before Him. As a dear friend would say “don’t be vague”. 😁
But that is it, God wants you to come plain with Him.
“And when you pray, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. So do not be like them [praying as they do]; for your, Father knows what you need before you ask Him.”
Matthew 6:7-8 (AMP)
Don’t decorate that hurt you are feeling or that doubt you are having or that panic you are experiencing right now. State it as it is.
One of my lessons from last year, that will always stay with me is “praying the sincere prayer”. Just as you and I have read that we should pray with the knowledge that our father knows it all already. So why not just go straight to the point and express it how you really feel.
Our God is our father, a good one. He is not like anyone you have interacted with thus far in your entire existence here on earth!. He is the one who listens. We really do not need to set up an official invite or travel miles away to see Him or meet with Him. He is right there where you and that is why we call Him ” Omnipresent” because He is everywhere!. 🙌
So why don’t you let it all out before Him today and henceforth be more open to lean towards Him and gain access to a rest that has no expiry date. The type that could make Jesus sleep soundly even in the midst of the boisterous storms. 💃(Matthew 8:24)
Will you approach Him today and respond to His call “Come”?
I pray that His word will dwell richly in us and grant unto us His Peace that lasts. (Amen) 🙏
Wishing you a blessed new week and a great month ahead.
Happy new month. 🤗❤