Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Restful Place


Well, it has been awhile since my last entry.  You see I have been on a journey, a wonderful journey, a new adventure, a journey to find rest for my soul.  And for me, who always has a plan, and who then strives to make sure I achieve that plan, this place of rest is new and I must say, rather wonderful! 

Now when I say rest, I am not talking about sitting all day, watching TV and eating ice cream.  Oh no, this is a much better place than that!  For this is an internal rest, a place where my soul, my most inward part, my very being, is at peace.  It is not striving to know what is coming next, nor how I will make something happen, nor, in my not-so-becoming competitive self, making sure that I am The Best "whatever", comparing myself to others in an array of ways. No it is definitely not that, but it is other than that.  It is higher than that.  And it is infinitely better than that.  It is untouched by others, a place to "hunker down" and have peace even in this midst of chaos.  It is a gift, a blessing, a wonder.  It is the rest that only the Lord can give.

"Thus says the Lord: Stand by the roads and look; and ask for the eternal paths, where the good, old way is; then walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. (Jeremiah 6:16)"

And so today, as all of the many things that pull at me for my attention and try to ruffle me and tempt me to go back to that stressful place, I will choose another path, the tried and true eternal path, where the good, old way is, and walk in it.  For this is a priceless gift, a hidden treasure, a delight to my very being.  May you have a wonderful, restful day!

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