My Precious Child,
The art of rest has been lost in today’s frenzied culture. Most will tell you they are too busy to rest and few set aside concentrated times to just relax and recharge.
They say, “There are just too many things to do, too many demands, too many responsibilities, and too many bills to pay. I don’t have time to rest. I can’t afford to rest when everything feels urgent.”
But beloved, this is not the way of Love. This is not how I designed life in My Kingdom to function. The truth is you can’t afford to not rest.
If in the beginning I rested on the seventh day and made keeping the Sabbath one of the ten commandments, I would say rest is a pretty big priority to Me. And yes, I realize that you are no longer under the law, but that doesn’t mean that you no longer need rest.
We have perfected the art of rest here in Heaven. We take rest very seriously around here. And remember, I don’t even sleep!
So child, it’s time, far past really, that you begin to master the art of rest as well. I know this may not be what you wanted to hear today. But I’m not going to leave you alone about this. I am going to keep bringing up the idea of rest until you are ready to listen and obey.
Would you be willing to start keeping a Sabbath day of rest?
I don’t want you to make it complicated or wonder how to do it “right.” What if you started with something simple like taking a break from your phone one day a week. I know that may seem difficult to commit to, and honestly, the internal resistance to the idea screams, “Houston, we have a problem.”
But, I am not telling you how to do your Sabbath. My goal isn’t to put you back under the law. My goal is to set you free.
I want you to practice disconnecting from the world and the temporal demands of life. Not to deprive you, but to refresh you. Life isn’t found in busyness. Going from thing to thing and feeling stressed out all the time is not the way life is supposed to feel.
Jesus came so that you would have and enjoy abundant life and rest is a core value of the Kingdom.
When you’ve forgotten how to rest and just “be” or live in the present moment, you really aren’t living at all. I promise, if you’ll trust me and turn the world off, just one day a week, you’ll be amazed by the difference it will make.
Maybe not the first week, but if you stick with it, after a few weeks, miraculously, you’ll actually accomplish more in six days than seven.
But more importantly, it will allow Me to reset some things in your heart and mind and chip away at the areas in your life where you aren’t really trusting Me. So what do you say, child? Ready to give it a whirl?
I promise you won’t regret it. Deciding it’s ok to rest is going to set you free.
I created a need for rest deep within you on purpose. If it’s something I do, it’s something you do, because I designed you to look like and imitate Me. So obey Me child, and watch the chains of stress and being overly busy fall away.
Kisses from Heaven,