An Exercise in Rest

This week, this blog post will be a lot different than normal. In fact, I don’t know if I would even call it a blog post. From the practical side, this week has been a very busy one, and the topic I had on my content calendar (yes, I’m that kind of organized) is one I felt didn’t actually need a whole post to itself. From the theological (dare I say, spiritual?) side, I knew that I needed to take my blog-writing time this week and use it to rest.

So my challenge and encouragement to you is similar. Whether this time of the year is a very busy one for you or not, take the time you would to read this post and simply rest. Relax in the grace of God and recognize that he himself, the infinite and omnipotent God, rested. If that rest involves Bible reading and/or prayer, that’s great – but don’t do that if those are going to be tasks you want to achieve.

And I know when I’ve read books that instruct me to pause and rest or contemplate something, I often just keep reading. But now that it’s the other way around, I hope you’ll actually do it! Thanks for following along, and I’ll be back with a “real” post next week.

One Reply to “An Exercise in Rest”

  1. Hi Alex,
    Thanks for the reminder. I guess if Jesus went off by himself often to pray, I should pay attention and do the same for my benefit.


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