January 18, 2018
January 18, 2018
This weekend’s reading: Daniel 3:13-30
Psalm 62 is one of my favorite psalms, due largely in part to the words put to a beautiful song that I have loved for years (click here to listen). Another thing that happens to be a favorite thing of mine is rocking a baby to sleep. If you have never experienced this, it can be a peaceful experience (unless of course the baby is screaming) and I am always amazed at how young children are able to lay their heads down, rest, and eventually fall asleep. They completely trust in their parent or caregiver to protect them as they fall asleep.
As we grow older and become busier, rest seems to be something that eludes us. It becomes something that we often want and need to do, but rarely is it a priority. Many of us cannot remember what it is like to simply lay our head down and rest. Charles Spurgeon writes that “Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength… it is the wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.” When we take time to not only rest, but to rest in God, our soul find the comfort, salvation, and strength from God to continue to live out our lives.
QUESTIONS FOR THE FIELD
- Right now, today, how are you practicing rest in your life?
- Could you use more rest?
- What are some practical ways that you can make time to rest in God?
FAMILY FIELD TALK
- What is your favorite thing to do that helps you rest?
- How can you rest in God?
Lord, I need rest. I need quiet time to rejuvenate my soul. I need peaceful slumber for strength in the new day. Help me to remember to rest so I can serve you better. Amen.