Sunday, March 28, 2010

Motivate Me Monday- Please Let Me Stay and Rest

Fifth Street Palace

To be still and know
That You're in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In Your holiness
Word of God speak
(Word of God Speak by Mercy Me) 

What do your Sundays look like?  If they are anything like mine you rush in the morning to get your family and yourself ready for church.  Then you make sure your children are not disrupting the service.  Then you invite someone over or head to someone's house for lunch... which turns into staying until the kid's bed time.  Then you remember that you have a Motivate Me Monday post to write so you sit down and pray for inspiration.

I really want to be intentional about changing this pattern.  I want to take time and rest in God's holiness.  

Be still, and know that I am God;
       I will be exalted among the nations,
       I will be exalted in the earth. 
Psalm 46:10

This enormous God wants to hang out with me.  He wants me to know Him.  He wants to teach me.  He wants me to bask in His love.  He wants to give me gifts.  

Max Lucado wrote in his book Next Door Savior:
"The reward of Christianity is Christ."

And what do I do with this reward?  I blow it off for a potluck and a nap.  I neglect to rest in His holiness.  I fill my life with busy things, too busy for Him.  

On my own I will not intentionally wake up earlier, set aside my friends, turn off my sewing machine...etc and sit at the master's feet to rest.  Our God loves us so much that He will come along side us and give us all we need to have a relationship with Him.  Just stop and listen to the Word of God speak.
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Mel at Adventures of Mel said...

I love a Sunday when we can just come home from church and just "be."

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