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Entering into HIS rest

I am a „Doer“. I find it hard to sit down and do nothing. I always find something that still needs to be done. I do know times of rest, breaks, where I can rest from my work, of course – but those times sometimes feel like a waste of time to me.

Four weeks ago I started my maternity leave from work, which is 6 weeks prior to birth in Germany. Sometimes I was wondering what I would do with all that time. Of course there were things to do around the house – things I wanted to get sorted and stuff I wanted to clean. But the point came when all of my scheduled projects where done. Getting stuff done was getting more and more difficult with my belly growing. One day I sat on the couch and felt so very lazy and then God’s spirit spoke to me, using the words from Hebrews 4:10-11:

“Anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest…”
He showed me clearly that I can enjoy this time of rest as something very special. Yes, it’s kind of like “the stillness before the storm”. However, I get to learn a whole new kind of “rest in HIS presence” during this special time. I greatly enjoy those moments with Him, recognize Him more clearly. This encourages me a lot to soak up new strength from these times of rest; knowing where the fountain is. Just as it is written in John 7:38:

“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”

I get to drink from the eternal fountain and get refreshed. I want to speak that over your life, too. Let Jesus refresh you. You also will find places or times in your daily life where you can simply rest at His heart, where you can relax and be filled with the refreshing, living water that’s flowing from Him.

Finding Rest – Ruhe finden

Finding Rest - Ruhe finden

A couple years ago I took this photo in a Park, when I saw this bench I felt somehow invited to rest. But I knew it wasn’t just a rest from the walk, it was a rest from things buzzing through my brain, things that concerned or bothered me. It was an invitation from the Father – to find rest in HIM, to let go of things.

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11,28)

It is an invitation to come to the Father and be still in HIM. It can be anywhere in our busy day-schedule, all it takes just a little step to the side, focusing on HIM, allowing HIS love to re-fill us and let our love flow to HIM.

“Be still, and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46,10)

So, the invitation is out – you can find rest from your worrying, your striving, The Father is waiting for you – hand it over to HIM and HE will give you rest. <

Vor einigen Jahren fotografierte ich diese Bank in einem Park, als ich sie sah, fühlte ich mich irgendwie eingeladen, auszuruhen. Jedoch war es nicht nur ein ausruhen vom spazieren gehen, es war ein ausruhen von den Dingen, die in meinem Kopf umherschwirren, Dinge die mich belasten, mir Sorgen bereiten. Es war eine Einladung vom Vater – in IHM Ruhe zu finden, Dinge loszulassen.

„Kommt her zu mir alle, die ihr mühselig und beladen seid, so will ich euch erquicken! (Matthäus 11,28)

Es war eine Einladung, zum Vater zu kommen und in IHM zur Ruhe zu kommen. Das kann überall sein in unserem geschäftigen Alltagsleben, alles was es braucht, ist ein kleiner Schritt zur Seite, dass ich mich auf IHN konzentriere, Seiner Liebe erlaube mich neu zu füllen und meine Liebe zu Ihm fließen lasse.

“Seid still und erkennt, dass ich Gott bin…“ (Psalm 46,11)

Die Einladung steht – du kannst Ruhe von deinen Sorgen und deinen Fragen finden. Der Vater wartet auf dich – übergib es IHM. ER gibt dir Ruhe. <