Hi it's an awesome Saturday and I loved praying for you this morning. It's all about our King and His purposes today. I also hope that you will have times of refreshing as you Come to Jesus and He will give you rest! In Him is joy and refreshing and peace and love. You are so loved by Him, so cherished. I'm gearing up for next week's lifewords on the Words of Jesus. It will be powerful and relevant to your life and I believe the Lord will minister to you as you read. Thanks to all who have sent me names of friends and fam to add to "lifewords" list...........I am happy to include them and also pray for them daily. You can send me names/email addresses of anyone you would like to receive "lifewords" to firstname.lastname@example.org or simply "reply" to your daily "lifewords" and I will add them immediately. God's Word is so powerful. His love amazing. Praying for you, Amy
lifewords august 21, 2010
I love this very short sentence Jesus said to his disciples in Mark 6:31.
Then Jesus said,
"Let's get away from the crowds for a while and rest."
Our King understands the necessity of rest. I pray that this day you will be able to come away from the business, the clamour, the people, and find refreshing in Him. Yesterday's "lifewords" were on Jesus' exhortation to us to Come unto Him all who labor and are heavy laden and He will give us rest. We can do nothing apart from Him. He wants us to learn the lesson of John 15 the branch abiding in the vine.
This week I was with a dear friend who was praying Oh Lord empty me out. I knew what she meant, but I immediately thought of a different cry...how about Oh Lord fill me up! Today spend time with the Lover of Your soul who will refresh you, His Word will build you up on the inside. And ask Him to fill you afresh with His love and presence. As you rest in Him, I'm praying for strength and wisdom and encouragement for you. Rest is a great thing. Our Master recognized the importance of it. Rest, laugh, have fun, do something you love with those who are close to you, or do nothing at all and just enjoy His presence and love....and enjoy resting. It's not a waste of time, it is a great investment that will help you refocus and be strengthened in Him.
As you rest, give all your anxiety, stress, worry, heaviness to our Lord and allow Him to exchange your yoke for His, which is light! All is well, because He is the Lord over our lives, our children, our families......every situation and circumstance. People who "get away from the crowds a while and rest" will have joy, energy, passion and longevity for the journey. Do it. And when you do, be completely in the moment....don't worry about everything else you should be doing! Enjoy resting and know that the Master is pleased.