5 Biblical Tips for Finding Rest
December 29, 2020
Rest is a Biblical concept. God did it. Jesus did, too, during His time here on earth. And so should we.
Whether you have a few moments or a few days to spare, consider the following 5 tips as you carve out some time to rejuvenate your spirit.
Screen addiction is a real thing, and while these avenues may be informative, they’re also competing for your emotional and spiritual bandwidth. Give it a rest for an hour, a day, a week—whatever you can realistically spare.
God feeds the birds and dresses the flowers (Matthew 6:25-34). “Are you not much more valuable than they?” Think about that as you walk through your neighborhood or simply sit and gaze from your back porch.
Physical rest cannot be overemphasized for your emotional and spiritual health. Feeling guilty that you won’t be as productive? Remember, God rested after creating the world. Jesus slept peacefully in the middle of a violent storm (Mark 4:37-39), and He intentionally took a break from the crowds to rest, too (Matthew 14:32).
Pray first. Ask Him to reveal Himself. Then open your Bible and read intentionally.
Journal. Paint. Dance. Break out the tools and get crafty. Whatever you do, do it unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23), as your expression of love for Him.
Remember, you are His beloved creation (Jeremiah 31:3). Keep that truth with you as you conclude your time of rest.