Come to Me, All Who Are Weary

“…turn us to toward You, Lord — not to comparing our day to anyone else’s day. Help us to drop all our measuring sticks. Because if we walk through life with a measuring stick – our eyes get so small we never see You, God, at all. Measuring sticks always become weapons of Self-Harm and and scales always lie.

They don’t make a scale that ever told the truth about value, about worth, about significance. And all mine tonight is solely in You, Lord. Everything isn’t a marker to make me feel behind or ahead. Everything is a flame to make us see that You, GOD are here. At the end of this week, we’re breaking all our measuring sticks — so we can rest in Your measurement of us in Christ: perfectly loved.  In Jesus’ Name… Amen” (Ann Voskamp). 
#EndofDayPrayer #SoulRest

I’m listening to a book called The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer. It speaks to the the glorification of busyness and hurry in the present culture. There’s no time for rest.

For most of us that’s true. There’s no time for rest . . . unless you deliberately and intentionally make time for rest. If you take Jesus’ words to heart and come to Him, He gives you shalom — deep soul-rest and wholeness and peace.

He’s not talking about a two-hour nap (although for me sometimes that would do the trick). He’s talking about a reset of heart, mind, body, and soul. He’s talking about relearning rhythms of grace and going from a mindset of hurry to one of balance and purpose.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly” (Matthew 11:28-30, The Message).

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