Praise God for providing us with peace and rest and being our Source of Strength during our weak, feeble moments.
By TELIAH NASHONIA
Resting your Mind is very important to your spiritual journey with Jesus. Most Christians today do not appreciate the value of rest. Resting your Mind allows your brain time to refresh and start up with even more strength and focus for the next day. Not being able to allow your MIND to rest is one of the worst things in the world. I know this because I struggle with insomnia.
When you’re constantly living with no rest, it makes you tired physically, mentally and spiritually. It’s hard to fight against a grumpy attitude, it’s easier to feel imperfect, and Satan knows that. We need to turn off the electronics and try resting our Minds in Jesus.
The following THREE reasons constructed from Bible verses will inspire you to find rest in JESUS.
#1) God doesn’t want you to feel lazy, fatigue, or drowsy throughout the day.
“Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So, the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath (Mark 2:17-18).”
Jesus made the Sabbath for rest. He knew that many us would struggle with resting, due to a sleeping disorder, overworking ourselves, or due to information overload.
According to Telegraph: the growth in internet, 24-hour television, social media and mobile phones mean that we receive five times as much information every single day.
#2) Rest is a REWARD from God.
” In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat for he grants sleep to those he loves (Psalms 127:2).”
Jesus has a plan for each one of us that requires much time and energy. Yet, most of us try to sprint through life. Your mind was not made for a marathon. Sprinting through life continuously will eventually produce chronic stress which shows up in all kinds of mental, and physical problems. Your spirit will also feel deprived.
#3) Rest demonstrates your TRUST in Jesus
“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken (Psalms 62:1-2).”
“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth (Psalms 46:10).”
“Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest (Psalms 55:6).”
We live in world where trust of others comes in a short supply. However, living the life of purpose that Jesus has given to us means, we must reject the idea that we can only depend on ourselves. Instead, we’re meant to Rest in Jesus understanding.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5).”
So, that our faith will not rest on the wisdom of the world that tells us that we must stay busy all the time to enjoy a full and satisfying life. But, our trust will be solely on God and we must take mental breaks to rest our minds in Jesus.