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.

Use Your Time

January 5th, 2018|

How should we use our time? What actions will ensure that the use of our time positions us for progress in our lives, as well as our spiritual lives?

Pay Attention

December 29th, 2017|

God calls us to be still and know that He is God. Then what? What are we supposed to see and hear during our times of stillness?

Permission to Stop

December 8th, 2017|

Time for yourself. Stolen moments of rest. Feeling guilty because you rested or needed to rest?

Be Still

November 24th, 2017|

Life makes it that we are always pushing, all based on the fear that we will miss out. What does God want for us in this world where getting ahead means you push.

Stop Pushing

November 17th, 2017|

I do a lot.  Too much actually.  My plate has always got more on it than I can cope with. I am always pushing, always tired. There is never time to slow down and rest.

Slow Down

November 10th, 2017|

Life has us hurrying off to do the next thing, always busy, rushing. We need to slow down, pay attention or give up the enjoyment of life.

All Work Is God’s Work

September 15th, 2017|

Sometimes we think that working for God in ministry is better than our ordinary jobs. We often think our own jobs have no value to God. Think again.

Bringing Value to Work

August 25th, 2017|

How can the average day become more meaningful in our lives? Looking at how work is designed for us and how it is redeemed and given value by worshiping God.

Enter with Thankfulness

August 11th, 2017|

When I was younger, we used to sing a cheerful song in church with the words: “I will enter His courts with thanksgiving in my heart, I will enter His courts with praise.  I will say this is the day [...]