Summer is a wonderful time to take some time to reflect, relax, rest, & enjoy some of the rich blessings that God has bestowed on us all. I'm going to do the next series of Blogs on the benefits of, & need for, rest & VACATION from life's routines. I hope Ewe are able to take some "time off" to enjoy them! Nobel Prize winner & missionary, Mother Theresa, stated, "If you find serenity and happiness, some people may be jealous. Be happy anyway."
|Going on vacation means taking some time to do some "Serious Laughing"!|
|Making vacation plans makes me smile, thinking about some much needed rest!|
|Do I look stressed? Slow Ewer-self down & just Relax!|
|Slowing down & "Being Still", leads to more "Power Naps"!|
|Rest for me is "Hanging-Out" on my favorite bamboo poll!|
|Kings need to rest too! Rest for me, is being near the one I love.|
Notable Christian author & pastor Chuck Swindoll once stated," In place of our exhaustion and spiritual fatigue, God will give us rest. All He asks is that we come to Him...that we spend a while thinking about Him, meditating on Him, talking to Him, listening in silence, occupying ourselves with Him - totally and thoroughly lost in the hiding place of His presence."
|Praying helps me to experience His rest!|
|Take time to rest & Ewe will soon discover that Rest is Refreshing!|
In Psalm 23:2,3a, David writes, " He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul;" The Good Shepherd leads sheep to places where they can experience His Rest!
|Look at this fine pasture! No complaints here.|
|Ewe know we are well-rested when the kids are calm!|
"Come to Me, all you who are heavy laden, & I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28