Rest in Him


He said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31 (NIV)
  Still on the subject of rest, we last time looked at the importance of taking good care of ourselves and how it is important to rest from everything we think we need to be doing for everyone, just for a moment so we can serve them even better.
   In today’s devotion we take a different look at the same verse, Jesus persuades his disciples to ‘come with him’ to a quiet place and get some rest! Here is the meat, He could have sent them to a hotel or lodging somewhere for them to get the physical rest they needed, but he knows the rest they need is only in him.
   Think about how many people go for vacations to the most expensive resorts only to come back even more tired! Their purpose was to rest, refresh and be ready for the next season but the resort, beach, activities didn’t offer that ‘Rest’.
   Even today we all need that special rest that only come through Jesus. By being in him we can receive the peace that surpasses all understanding ,’ And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 (NIV) , Infact he calls out, “Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 (GWT)
   You need rest today? Jesus is waiting to give it to you for free, right where you are.
Dear Lord I come to you, tired , confused, needy and in desperate need for rest, please fill me with your peace and allow me to experience the rest found in you and in you alone.

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