Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rest in him

John 15:4
Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself, it must remain in the vine. Neither can  you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
Abide in Jesus- Rest in Him

So many times- I cry out to the Lord, " I'm done" or " I'm tired"........ I hear silence- I feel silence.......
Then a calm answer from the Lord- I feel-  then rest- then rest.
And so I close my eyes for a second and rest- then the adrenaline from the world shoots into me AGAIN and I rest no more.
I was in a rush this morning- as usual- Once at home- I cleaned a very quick clean.... Lit candles..... Sat to blog a message from my heart, and then I glance out of the corner of my eye and saw one of my candles- on fire- burning the whole candle inside and out- there was paper wrapped around the candle and it had caught fire. So, of course I jump up and put out the small fire in my kitchen- as I act like a firefighter- I pray, Father How or when will I ever be able to rest.
Rest in him....... That is more work than you think.

Every day we should come to him humbly and straightforwardly and say, " Lord, is there anything in me that is not according to your will, that has not been ordered by you."
Wait patiently- a relationship between you and Christ will spring up. He will give, and wants to give us unbroken fellowship ALL day long.
Spending time with the Lord takes work- takes time- takes an effort. Are we willing to take that extra time for the Lord?
Do we let the busy- the fast- the world keep us- just close enough- but too far- from our Lord. It is hard to rest when you are running.
If we stop long enough- we will hear him- we will feel him-
Father- slow me down so that I can rest in you. Sit with you. My spirit longs for you, Lord. For more of you.