Source of Rest

Psalm 23:2-3 - He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

What is your source of rest?

Some people like fishing, maybe golfing, or even just taking a nap. When rest comes to mind, I’m sure you have some sort of activity, or lack of one, in mind. These are great physical manifestations of rest that can help recharge us and give us peace. Deeper than that, there is a source where our rest is grounded.

This passage shows the rest that is found in God. God can be our deep rooted source of rest, providing something that physical activites cannot give. So what does that even mean? We should focus on God instead of doing things that we find relaxing? No, of course not. While we do our restful activities, we seek God in them. God is there in the quiet of the golf course in the early morning. God is there in the walk around the block. God is there in the peace of a good nap.

Spend some time in prayer today, asking God to reveal himself in your restful activities. Be on the lookout today for how you might find Him throughout what you do today.