Over the course of the past ten years, I have become aware of the need to rest at the feet of the Lord. Like many of you, I have a demanding job along with two teenagers and the responsibilities of being a wife. These requirements make resting even more important to my mental health and spiritual growth.
First of all, I admit that it is difficult for me to just soak in the Lord's presence. It takes great self control at first. I am so tempted to let my mind wander or make a list of things to do. Friends, this is the enemy's tactic to distract us from true worship.
2 Corinthians 10:5 says,
"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ."
This verse reassures me that it is my job to rein in those random thoughts that bombard my brain.
The next step I take in order to take a mental break is that I worship. I turn on my music or sing and unashamedly worship the Lord. This simple act opens the doors to true fellowship with God.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says,
"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."
There is something about praising the Lord that changes our attitudes and invites the Holy Spirit into our time of rest.
The enemy would have us to believe that we are too busy to take a mental break or that we need to go to the doctor because we are weary, but God is our Great Physician. His prescription for us is love and fellowship with grace and mercy on top.
My Prayer: God, thank you for the mental break you offer me when I earnestly seek you. Holy Spirit, still my restless spirit and renew my heart. Each day, I commit to taking a mental break to receive love and healing from you, my Great Physician. In Jesus' name!