Entering into the rest of God has been a spiritual reality in which the Lord has been growing my roots deeper into Him. While I have been in a season of experiencing His rest physically while entrusting to him the many things that need to be done, my mind and heart can still run rampant. My family is preparing to have a lot of changes in the near future so there’s plenty to think about, wonder about, worry about, be impatient about, etc.
The Lord is constantly whispering to my heart “Shea, rest.”
It can be easy and quite natural for our human minds to unintentionally wander off into a rabbit trail of all kinds of things or about all kinds of hypothetical situations. The hardest for me is when I’m preparing for a transition and can eagerly want to jump to the end result. It can bring me anxiety and cause me to lose focus of the here and now. However, the reality is that no day in this life is promised–no matter what vision the Lord has given us. His life is the promise and that’s what is guaranteed and what we cling to.
So very practically, He is continuing to teach me through everyday opportunities to turn my rabbit trail mind into prayer towards Him. I experience so much mental and spiritual peace when I sit quietly and visualize myself giving the things on my wondering mind and heart to the Lord.
He desires for us to be at rest with and in Him. Choosing to enter into the rest of God shows evidence of our complete trust in His provision and authority in our lives. The Lord’s intentions are not to harm us. All of what He allows is for our good in Him. He is who we live for and He has rested from His finished work. We have been invited by our Lord to believe and enter into that same rest. (Hebrews 4)
What are some practical things you do to rest your mind and heart in Christ?