Monday, July 23rd


"Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it. For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, because they did not share the faith of those who obeyed." - Hebrews 4:1-2

Dear Jesus, you came to give me rest anytime, anywhere, no matter how much stuff I have to do or what intense meetings await me.  Your rest is a rest within because you settle me on the truth that I am loved. I am forgiven.  I am blessed. I am safe and I am important. All this you proved to me by giving your very life for me. I believe you are right here with me today.  Give me that rest in my soul and stop me from looking for it in a change of my situation or my relationships with people. And from that rest make me an instrument of peace of rest for others.  AMEN

When we rest in God on the inside we can rest in life on the outside.

Additional Readings: John 14:27, 16:33, Hebrews 12