[Reflect on the passages that we have looked at this week. Is it possible that you might find yourself defined by the things that you do? How can you break those chains and find rest in a God who loves you regardless of those things?]
Sometimes I actually believe that if I don’t do my thing, everything will fall apart. This tends to make me feel more important than I really am. Don’t get me wrong, I realize that I have a significant purpose in life and a lot to add to the world I live in, but I don’t hold the world together. I woke up this morning and the sun was up–I had nothing to do with that, if I did, it would have stayed down a little longer. When I take time to rest and re-orient myself around God and His purposes, I am reminded that it’s not about me–it’s about Him. I am reminded that I have incredible worth and value and am loved more than I will ever know. . . simply because I exist. Somehow in taking this “break” I discover more strength to do what has been placed before me–to love people, accomplish tasks, etc. More than anything else, I am His!
When was the last time I rested with God?
Why not now?