Looking for rest and I’m not alone

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Rest has become the biggest little word for me.

Rest.

Not just an absence of activity or a slowing down but a freedom-space at the very heart of our life in Christ.

Rest.

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.

Rest.

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

AnnVoskamp, A Life Plan When You’re Overwhelmed: Sanity Manifesto

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