The Gypsy Mama. We are given one word each Friday as our prompt and we get to write for five minutes flat. I set my timer so I don't run over as it's easy to do. Our word for today is: REST
When I think of the word rest the picture that comes to my mind is something like this Pinterest photo. I can just picture myself lying in the hammock with a mug of my favorite tea, listening to the sound of the ocean waves and smelling the salt air. Now that's rest!
However, I am not in this photo. I don't even live near the ocean. The reality is that I live in the desert of Phoenix. Life is not always smooth sailing for sure. And yet, can I be at rest?
Yes I can! (Can you hear me Heidi)
I love the rest that the Lord offers to us. He says to 'enter my rest'.
How can that be? Each day I make the choice to follow Him. I don't always get it perfect. In fact, sometimes I get way off track. But how thankful I am for His mercy, patience and forgiveness. When I walk in His ways I am filled with His peace no matter how chaotic my world may be. When I enter His rest, I remember who I belong to. I remember that Jesus paid the price for my sins. I have peace with God through Jesus. I know the end of the story.
And I have to say that gives me peace and allows me to rest in Him.
Blessings and love,