Confession: Sometimes I say I'm busy when the truth is I'm not.
The truth is, I've set my life up in an intentionally peaceful pace that allows time for what's important. The problem is, that when somebody asks "How are you?" I instantly feel the need to say "oh, I'm just busy, you know" Our culture says to have value, you must be busy.
If you aren't busy what are you? Lazy?
I fall to this lie all the time and feel the need to justify my less than busy schedule.
There is a third pace of life though! What I love about following the way of life modeled by Jesus is that he allows and offers a life that includes intentional rest. Not to merely kick up our feet, grab a beer, and sit poolside; though that is not always a bad thing. No, it's so much more. It is a call to pause our life, look at him, and be reminded of His strength and love for our lives.
Or as our Pastor, Nick , stated on Sunday:
"Rest is a test of our trust in God's omnipotence"
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