Monday, October 3, 2016

stop and look around

This is what the Lord says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’

Some things really are important.  Yesterday we finished our series #struggles at The Community Fellowship and talked about how we must find rest in God.  We connect with so many other things but often not with who is most important.

Resting really is not easy.  In fact rest of something that few people get enough of.  God offers us rest.  He offers His children refreshing and strengthening as we lean in and listen to Him.

Hebrews 4:9-11 NLT
So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. 10 For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labors, just as God did after creating the world. 11 So let us do our best to enter that rest…

It is a choice to rest.  It is a choice to accept what God offers us.  It does not happen at death, though we will get that in heaven.  We can live life enjoying the rest that God wants His children to enjoy.

So, as the week begins I challenge you to do what that first verse says.  Stop and look around.  Enjoy the sights and sounds that God shows you.  Listen to what God says.

That is an important choice each of us have to make.  Accept God’s offer to rest and to enjoy life!

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