REST

In 2017, I was told that I had chronic fatigue. It was no surprise, I had been tired for a long time and this confirmed what the Lord had already said to me in my quiet times.  He had given me a specific verse which described the state of my life.  Isaiah 30:15

“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.”

He had also previously given me an instruction: To Rest in His Love.

Those of you who regularly read Heart Treasure, would have followed my journey on the concept of the Lord’s Love (for more on this follow the love tag at the bottom of the page,) but I had not paid much attention to the word Rest.  The Lord then drew my attention to this word in the above verse, and this is the journey that follows.

I have come to understand that to relax in the Lords love, to know and trust His love, is the starting point of rest.

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” 1 John 4:16

However, I have also come to understand that there are some thinking patterns that I have that have to change in order to embrace rest as God would have me rest.

“‘Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’” Matt 11:28-30

I hope you find rest along with me.

P.S. The posts are listed below with the latest posts on the topic coming up first.

Walking in Step

October 12th, 2018|

Finding life exhausting, or boring? Perhaps you are doing life at the wrong pace. Learn the right pace for your life.

Be Patient with Faith

October 5th, 2018|

Sometimes I wonder why the Lord has led me down the twisted paths of life, or given me this particular road to walk.  I don’t understand why my own plans, which seemed so good at the time, have at times, [...]

This Day Is Made for Man

June 15th, 2018|

Ever had someone accuse you of wrongdoing because you have not kept the Sabbath? Had them remind you that it is one of the ten commandments? Ever had enormous feelings of guilt?

Pursue Life

June 8th, 2018|

What happens if we are experiencing life as dull, when it is all about what we do with our time? Do you feel that there is never time for the things you enjoy because there is so much that you still have to do?

Trust Blindly

May 25th, 2018|

Trusting God Blindly, how does one do that? Why is it important to maintain a level of blind trust in our hearts?

Pray from a Place of Rest

May 18th, 2018|

Why is it hard to pray sometimes? Faith is practicing the sovereignty of God, before we ask. Coming from a place of rest, is resting in who God is, before we ask.

Orientate Towards God

April 6th, 2018|

When we think about rest, we often think that it is all about getting some sleep.  And yes, sleep is important.  Rest however, is not about sleep. It is about pausing....

Pause, Don’t Stop

March 16th, 2018|

Rest does not mean you stop completely.  We live in a world where rest often equates to leisure time, where there is a cessation of work and an indulgence in the pleasures of life.  We long for the day we [...]

Say Thank-You

February 16th, 2018|

Saying Thank you is a neglected activity. I taught my children to say “please” and “thank you”, and yet catch myself forgetting to say thank you in my day-to-day life.  When last did you hear someone say thank you for [...]