A Quiet Place With Jesus

Jesus said to His disciples,


We are now at the beginning of a very busy time of year. A season of shopping and socializing, decorating and dining, sending cards and making calls. Lots of places to go,  things to do and people to see.

Jesus is with us in the busyness of our days wherever we are; at work, home, out doing errands. He is with us while we are cleaning, doing laundry, cooking, baking, wrapping gifts, checking off the myriad of things on our to-do lists and in our weariness at the end of the day. He knows that the busier we are we need more of Him not less and He invites us to come away with Him to rest.

In the midst of all the busyness let us remember to
find a quiet place to rest and be alone with Jesus.

Blessings this day of grace,

Genesis 2:2 nlt


Each day God created something in preparation for the next day.
Nothing was left to chance there was no randomness to it,
He knew from day one what He would do on day six.
When everything was ready and not a moment before,
He created man and woman, us, His children.
Then He rested on the seventh day.

Do you wonder at the care God took to prepare the earth for us?
How do you thank Him for this place he made for us?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia (2)

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Exodus 33:14 niv


Just as Moses and the Israelites were assured of God’s Presence
when they traveled to the Promised Land we are given the same promise.
He is with us every step of the way and along the way
He will provide times and places to rest when we are weary.

Have you noticed that when you are most weary and think
you cannot go another step there is if only for a few moments,
a time of rest and you are given strength to continue?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia (2)

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Psalm 62:1 hcs


When we rest in a place of our own making we may feel calm, and at ease.
There may be extended periods when we are relaxed and happily resting quietly.
But, one day, the stress, busyness, concerns, and noise of daily life will intrude.
Then daily life takes over and we lose all we gained from our quiet respite.

When we rest in God we know the quiet lasting peace only He has to give.
In His rest we are given relief from all that wearies us.  
True restorative rest is found only in God..

I think resting in God is the ultimate of naps.

Are you relying on yourself to find lasting uninterrupted rest?

Blessings this day of grace,patricia

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