Friday, February 10, 2012

It's in the sitting...

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone, my hope comes from Him." Psalm 62:5 NIV

Raise your hand if you think you're too busy! Nod your head if you have most of the days filled up on your calendar for the upcoming weeks ahead! Give me an "amen sister" if you think you need help managing your life!

You may be reading this right now and feeling like you have no time to rest! Or, that you are avoiding moments to rest because you are scared of what you might find in those quiet places in your mind.

I think one of our natural tendencies as women is to complain about our lives (our schedules). We can easily forget, that we form our lives by all of the little choices we choose to make each day. We desperately need to learn to check in with God and follow His Spirit in us before we give our yes or our no.

And we won't know how much we need to do that until we understand how much we need Him!

“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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NIV

Wouldn't it be nice to have a place to sit, just you and God? I heard someone say once that we are spiritual beings living a human experience (not the other way around). If we truly believe that, we will take the time to invite God in to show us how to sit, and nurture our souls... to give us rest through the inside out.

My soul needs rest today, and I know just where to find it! My prayer for you is that you join me in the sitting and invite God in to renew your mind, so your soul can have rest today!

Go with God girls!


  1. Amy, this is great. I was just reading about the Sabbath rest this morning and it seems this is a recurring theme as I read your blogs, another article, a devotion etc. Hhhmm, sounds like God is telling me something. :) God bless you, Hester ;)

    1. That's so funny Hester, God is so good at lining things up for us...and He has a sense of humor! :) I am always blessed when I rest with Him! Many Blessings sister, Amy

  2. Yes Jennifer, this verse just hit home for me this week! I'm going through Joyce Meyer's new Love Out Loud devotional right now. Sometimes, it feels too short so I supplement right from my Life Recovery Bible devotionals! What are you working through? I would love to know and get some new ideas? :) -Blessings, Amy

  3. Oh how I want to say no to lesser things so I can yes to God and the unexpected events He wants to drop in my day!

  4. Shannon, that sounds fantastic to me too girl! I love that we never know what God is up to until we ask Him! He is worth spending time with, He is worth our all!