“How are things going?”
“Oh, I am good just so busy!”
At one time or another we may have had a conversation that started like this. Being busy is likely a way to describe a particular season of life, month, or day. It is hard at times to slow down and really take time to rest. Lives filled to the brim with little room for margin can be exhausting.
Times of rest do not necessarily mean it is time for inactivity. Rest can be a twenty minute afternoon nap or a short coffee break in between meeting deadlines. Taking a sabbatical could also be restful. However long it may be, we were created to need rest. However, purposeful time to remember who God is and reflect on what he has done results in a heart full of praise and thanksgiving to God.
Time to simply be still before God and enjoy Him apart from activities that could lead your attention away from what is most important. We can stop working, whatever that work may be, to be reminded that God is the one who is holding this world and everything in it together.
In fact, it was our good God’s design to give us rest. In Genesis we see that not only did God rest on the seventh day after he created, he made the day holy. A day set apart from all the rest.
1Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. 3So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
Remember His Wonderful Deeds
Unexpected changes and difficulty can put a damper on our outlook. Enough so that we can focus solely on a particular situation narrowing our perspective to the here and now. Taking a moment to pause and reflect on the good helps to remember how good God is at all times, through all seasons. Recounting all God has done can stir our hearts to sing praises that are due His holy name.
Reflect on God’s Majesty
Psalm 8 is a beautiful psalm of praise to the LORD that focuses on the majesty of His name. It encourages me to fix my eyes on Him. I hope it encourages you too!
1O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
2Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.
3When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?
5Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
6You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet,
7all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
8the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
9O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
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