Rest has become the biggest little word for me.
Not just an absence of activity or a slowing down but a freedom-space at the very heart of our life in Christ.
A good news word for those of us caught up in needless religion, rules, expectations and a pace of people-pleasing that leaves us drained.
A sharp bladed knife of a word that cuts to the heart of the gospel where the completed work of Christ is all in all and quite enough.
Today I echo Paul’s question to the Galatians, a question for all those times when we slip out of our rest,
You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? (Galatians 5:7 NIV)
… and link up to some pieces around the web that encourages us back to our place of rest, trust and peace.
Micha Boyett, The Pursuit of Enough
Shauna Niequist, Anti-Frantic
Sarah Bessey, Start small, start sabbath
Kelley Nikondeha, ShePonders: Sabbath