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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

R is for Rest and Relaxation

Awww.... Rest and Relaxation

That is what I am thankful for this week!  
So few people understand the benefits of resting.

Matthew 11:28-30
"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. 
I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."  (Message Version)

Religion is not what God intended, it was a Relationship with Him!
When we come to Him we are Restored 

Hebrews 4

God himself is at rest. And at the end of the journey we'll surely rest with God. So let's keep at it and eventually arrive at the place of rest,

Pray you can Rest in the knowledge that there is a God who is standing and waiting for you to turn around, Run into His arms and Rest in Him.

Thanks to ABC wednesday for the chance to share our R's today.


Jane and Chris said...

When I rest I am quiet, when I am quiet I can see and hear all that He created.
Jane x

Tina´s PicStory said...

cool pic for R :)

Tracy Crenshaw said...

Oh, the joy of rest! "Learn the unforced rhythms of grace." This line of scripture is just beautiful. What translation did you get the quote from?

Reader Wil said...

Great thoughts about rest and relaxation. I agree with you!
Great week.
Wil, ABC Team.

photowannabe said...

Absolutely right, not religion but relationship.
Terrific post.

Roger Owen Green said...

That's why it shows up in the 10 Commandments.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Andy David said...

I love to rest and relax. It is where I write my most heartfelt poetry. I like the way you display their beautiful meanings. Thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

What a great R & R post. I love the way you tied in all the scripture. Great job.

Anonymous said...

and those words go with RETIRED

radiation rampage

chubskulit said...

Oh I need some relaxation right now.

R is for RED, come and see.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Jann Olson said...

I agree, taking the time to rest and relax helps us enjoy everything God has given us. Just a few minutes of relaxation a day does wonders for me daily. Thanks for the great advice. I am now a new follower.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

A little R&R is what we all need...more often than we take it. Thanks so much for visiting and for your comment about my typewriter. I learned on an old manual too. They just don't build them like that anymore:-)

Bev said...

Love your painting and oh God's Word is so true...sometimes it is just so hard to remember.....

Ann said...

I rest a lot, when I come home, after all my computer work, I lie down on my couch and havd a rest.

But the rest Jesus gives.

jeanetteann said...

Nice words. I felt calm just reading them.
Thank you for your visit and nice comments. :)

Chris said...

Hi Deborah, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris