The man who is perpetually in motion is a man who is afraid of what might be said in the silence of stillness.
There is something that happens when we set aside time to be still. We see this in scripture with “Be still and know that I am God” and “It is courageous to wait…”, as well as the Sabbath law of the Old Testament and the Sabbath rest of Hebrews.
For most of my life I have been that person who is busy doing something, anything. In the past 5 years God has continually, and often loudly, told me to slow down.
In fact, I think He may have been telling me to slow down for much of my life.
He has asked me to learn how to receive instead of achieve. Sounds like a no-brainer, right? Proper rest in Christ doesn’t come easy to me.
Proper rest in Christ probably doesn’t come easy to you, either.
By the way, proper rest is not the rest of sitting on the beach not doing anything or watching TV all day. No, proper rest, the rest that produces life, is rest in Him that leads us to the proper labor that produces great things.
Is there something you can do in the next few months to find a consistent place to be still and ‘know”?