Thursday, April 4, 2013
DAY 35: Come to Jesus!
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” - Matthew 11:28
You have been DOING the Word for 35 days now! Way to go!! You probably have been through and done some things to make you UNCOMFORTABLE over the last 30+ days. You need some rest!
Today, you’re going to get it!
Take 30 minutes, turn on some great soaking music (Jesus/God focused music that helps you relax) and find a piece of carpet. Lay down on the floor and get comfortable. Notice I didn’t say bed... you don’t want to get THAT comfortable! You are going to COME to Jesus in prayer, praise and worship! What’s awesome about that is THIS Promise:
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” - James 4:8
When you make an effort to approach the Lord, HE makes an effort to approach YOU. So come close to Jesus. Don’t dance around encountering Him, just dive right in, saying, “I love you Jesus, you are awesome and so amazing! I need you Jesus!” Say what you need to say, but do so from a place of rest. No striving, no straining, just come to Him and empty yourself... then, REST.
That’s right, REST in His presence. Stop your striving, stop your trying and just ENJOY HIM. You might fall asleep, you might dream a dream, you might silently meditate on His goodness, but LET HIM touch you and fill you with peace, joy and yes, REST.
How did that feel?