You can rest if you surrender control. Most of us are afraid of letting go. If you have ever engaged in a tug of war, the winner is the one who gets their team to come over to their side. In some cases, everyone is left standing, but the flag is moved to the winning side.
Rest is made simple when we come to God. I don’t have much of a recollection of deviant behavior when I was younger. I was what you called a “rule” keeper, and to this day I hold fast to sticking to the rules.
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Do you make sure you are finding rest spots to recharge? On a long journey, one of my favorite things to do (when I’m not driving) is to locate the rest spots also known as “pit stops.”
Christian author and speaker, Ashley Sauls released her guest blog for The Refreshing Life today. The Refreshing Life Blog is a Christian Lifestyle Blog published weekly on a variety of issues affecting the Christian life.
Directly confronting the walls of the church, Minister Ashley Sauls takes an internal and personal look into the role and practice of ministry as defined by the scripture. At its’ core is the question she asks herself and the question she poses to fellow ministry leaders: Are we saving souls?