Rest for the Weary

Sunday. The day we consider the 7th day: a day of rest. So, I’m going to attempt to “rest” in my writing today. 

What has brought me rest this week?

Reading the Bible

Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk?’ Matthew 9:5 NLT

Chris and I (I just accidentally typed Christ instead of Chris, and I have to say, that’s the truth, too.) started reading through the Bible in a year on January 1st. I’m reading first thing every morning. What a way to start the day. Grounded in God’s word.


“Just Say Jesus” from 7eventh Time Down’s Just Say Jesus Album is quickly becoming one of my favorite songs.

So many times in prayer, in life, in the midst of the storm we get so bogged down in circumstances and stress that we don’t even know what to say. It’s ok. We only have to cry out His name.


How many times do we turn to prayer last, instead of expecting our prayer to last?

Turning some things, more specifically some people and some relationships, over to God in specific prayer. Peace in letting go.


This one doesn’t fit, does it? 

I sat at a restaurant yesterday and enjoyed conversation with other people for the first time in a long time. However, around us were tables with kids. 

One table had two families at it. Beautiful families. Different races and special needs sat around that table. I saw beauty. I saw the amazing work of God. So much potential in their little faces.

I sat their and grinned like an idiot. A couple times a child or two noticed and smiled back.

What has brought you rest this week? How do you rest on Sundays?

I’m praying that everyone who reads this post will experience the rest that comes from being secure in one’s salvation. Happy Sunday!

photo credit: benleto via photopin cc

8 responses to this post.

  1. Awesome post! Very powerful! I especially like what you said here: “So many times in prayer, in life, in the midst of the storm we get so bogged down in circumstances and stress that we don’t even know what to say. It’s ok. We only have to cry out His name”. So, so true. Thank you so much for the reminder.


  2. Beautiful post and congratulations! I am back into the routine of reading each morning – and I find it very centering. 🙂


  3. Today I went for a run on the sea front and took in the beauty of the sea…….that was peace to me. Really beautiful piece.


  4. I love seeing kids out and about, especially when the shy ones work up the courage to smile back at me.


  5. Stacey, Thanks for stopping in to chat! I need that reminder every day. My life is so crazy that I forget to live in His peace. All I have to do is say His name. No magic words, no lengthy pleas, just His name. So easy and yet the simplicity confounds so many.

    Please drop in to chat again!!!


  6. Donna~Thanks for dropping in to chat! It's amazing what just a few minutes in the Word can do for the spirit, isn't it? We are having conversations everyday too, which makes it more of a Bible study. We've almost made it enough days to form a habit!

    Please stop in again!


  7. Jackie,

    I love the water! Nature, really. When I'm outside, especially alone, I can think, pray, and connect. Thank you so much for dropping in to chat!

    Please come back to join the conversation again!


  8. Sonya,

    Yep! I think I had been snowed in too long, so this day was especially exciting. I hadn't seen anyone except for my teenagers and husband for a week. 🙂


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