Lou Phillips is taking time to help us explore five spiritual disciplines Christians have been practicing for millennia and why we need them as much now as ever before. On day three, Lou looks at a discipline that perhaps scares many people the most: the spiritual discipline of rest.
One of the ways that we convince ourselves today that we are important and that our lives matter is to be busy.
But I would argue that we have no idea how to rest and be still. We’re too afraid to stop because we think our lives will have no value if we do.
We reveal that our heart, that our true Lord, is often work and not God. Rest cannot just be something we do if we have time. It must be what we do even when we feel like we don’t have the time, because that’s precisely when we need it most.
Make it personal:
What benefits do you get from being or feeling busy?
How can you receive God’s gift of rest this week?