Friday, 15 March 2013

Soul Rest

Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s word is: Rest.


Whether I like it or not I get to rest a lot. My body craves rest. But just because I am lying down does not mean I am resting. Often times my mind is working overtime; thinking up brilliant new ideas; deciding what to create next; mentally writing to do lists; worrying how I will get them done; wishing things were different.

I really have to get a grip when I find myself wandering this path. It’s just not healthy to compare what I can do with somebody else. And so again I must make peace with my abilities. Choose to focus instead on my blessings. Do what I can and then rest - body and soul.

Psalm 91:1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. (NIV)


When I saw what today’s word is, the first thing that came to mind was ‘Rest my Soul’ by Michelle Tumes. It is a great reminder to rest and what that really means. May it bless you as it does me.


  1. Excellent post. It is so true to be able to rest your body, but your mind keeps right on going. I wish there were a switch sometimes!

  2. i would agree that resting the mind is tons more difficult than resting the body!

  3. I can relate to that! My mind rarely stops thinking of ideas and such no matter how tired ;). The song was really pretty- ethereal voices. Hope you are having a blissfully restful day my friend! Such true thoughts here today..


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