I have written twice and re-blogged once about the Importance of Rest.
I am writing about this subject again because quite frankly I am exhausted.
Some may point out to me that I have taken on too much lately but the truth is that is not the case. I have neglected my rest.
I have gone to bed far too late far too many times.
Then when I could sleep in or nap I chose to fight of the fatigue in order to stay awake to do other things. Often leisure and fun activities.
In the moment I always think I am just sacrificing rest to do what I need or want to do but the truth is what I am doing is wrong because God tells us to rest.
I need to repent of allowing myself to neglect my rest.
Also my Pastor preaches on rest and has talked to me personally about the importance of rest.
Really there is no excuse for me to continue to fail to get proper sleep.
So in conclusion I leave you with these 12 Bible Verses on rest.
Have a Blessed and Restful Week,
Scripture For The Week
Monday – Isaiah 6:1-13
Tuesday – Psalm 138
Wednesday – 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Thursday – Luke 5:1-11
I think it is important this week to offer a prayer for our nation.
Lord I want to first pray for all those affected by the violence at the Capitol, it was horrible, horrific and avoidable.
I also want to pray for those affected by the violence that has occurred throughout the year in this country.
This nation has faced tragedy after tragedy this year. I pray that we overcome, that people’s hearts are healed and their needs are met.
I want to offer prayer as we go through a transition of power in this nation. Many are hurt and angry, some are excited, others relieved.
I think it is an important reminder we must not trust in man but God.
You God, sit on a throne that is greater than any throne made by the hands of man.
I also want to call for repentance of this nation. This is not about one party or group this is about the nation as a whole. Everyone in this country should go to the Lord humbly.
The truth is we have lived very comfortably so long Lord, help us Lord to be humble and remember our brothers and sisters throughout the world who have suffered so much.
We must turn back to you and live our lives by Your will not ours and by Your Word not ours.
Thank you Lord for your continued blessings, have mercy on us God and help us return to you.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (English Standard Version)
14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.