“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
(Matthew 11:28-30) MSG.
Oftentimes we women allow ourselves to get overly tired. We wear ourselves out trying to achieve all the things that we are responsible for in the the many roles we play on a daily basis. So discouraged and frustrated, we prioritize other things over our personal worship and devotional lives, unaware that we are sabatoging ourselves. The truth is, real rest comes from running into the Lord’s presence.
In John chapter 4 Jesus goes out of his way to begin a conversation with a woman who had some serious baggage when it came to relationships. He pursued this woman in way no other man ever did, and offered her something no other man could ever give. He offered to give her living water, so that she wouldn’t thirst again. Jesus is continually offering us the same gift. He already gave his life so that we can live in him, and now he offers us rest so that we can live “freely and lightly”.
My prayer is that this blog will encourage you to seek the Lord in a very personal way, so that you may be refreshed by his living water.