Rest Here

 Isaiah 28:12 "to whom he said, "This is the resting place, let the weary rest"; and, "This is the place of repose"-- but they would not listen."
This morning I woke up with so much on my mind! was thinking of my new book, work and life in general. I felt overwhelmed but then that scripture came to me. Do you ever feel overwhelmed by life and all of the tasks that are in front of you? Do you ever feel like you're drowning in the sea of life? If so then STOP! God wants us to be consumed with his peace and it is difficult to do so when you let fear, anxiety and worry crowd you. When we are walking in the plan and purpose that God designed for us why do we worry? I honestly felt guilty after realizing that I'd let myself feel this way, I told God I was so sorry for quietly worrying about the cares of this world and not giving those cares to him.
 I think that we like the sound of what comes out of our  mouths but when it needs to register in our hearts or we need to act on it then it becomes a different story. I love the lord, I live my life to please him but I did not always act out on that statement. John 14:15 "If you love me, keep my commands." Jesus said that! If we love him we have to do more than just say it, we have to act on it. Lately I have been starting off my prayers by saying,"God I trust you!" I found that when I say that an overwhelming sense of peace comes over me and I totally have to trust him. It is not an option for me not to trust him! I do not place my trust in people, things or the earth itself but in God. He created people and the earth so why would I place my hope on anything less than the creator himself. 
I feel that it is important that Christians have some knowledge of other religions, what they believe in and what they stand for. Having that knowledge should not make you doubt God but it should confirm how awesome he really is! When I started looking at religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism etc I found the missing link. A lot of religions have some good moral values and principles but the difference is that they do not have Jesus. Jesus died for OUR sins, Jesus died so that we could live! We don't have to earn his love, we don't have to do a bunch of "works" or tactics to earn his love because it is already given! So yes I am bias and I do believe that there is only one! I understand that people have a right to believe what they want but that doesn't mean I have to agree with them. I trust God to lead my life, I don't need to search for answers outside of him and I certainly will not spend the rest of my life test driving other "Gods." He is it, he is everything so I will continue to rest him! He has never forsaken me or steered me wrong. I have done enough steering of my own in life. Rest in him and let him lead you today! 


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