“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” ~ Ovid
Stephen Covey gave us a great word picture in his “sharpening your saw” analogy. If you invest in rest at the right time, it will pay great dividends for a long time. A sharp saw cuts wood more efficiently than a dull saw. You are always sharper when you are well rested. It’s truly a good investment of your time. The best rest is the kind of rest that brings peace to your soul. Invest in Rest.
You have given me the heritage of those who fear Your name. “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good inheritance. He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
May our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loved us and in His special favor gave us everlasting comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and give you strength in every good thing you do and say. For God will use sorrow in our lives to help us turn away from sin and seek salvation. We will never regret that kind of sorrow. But sorrow without repentance is the kind that results in death.
(2 Thessalonians 2:16, 2 Corinthians 7:10)
Father, thank You for Your faithful care to shepherd me. When Your Holy Spirit leads me to see sin in my life, help me to be quick to repent and submit to His leading.
Dave McAuleyReflections…Thursday, December 8, 2011