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Aug 12 2017

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Do You Know How to Find Rest for Your Soul?

The Five Minute Friday word for today is place. We all get to a places in life in which we’re at a crossroads looking around to see which way we should go. In the many roles God has given me, I’ve looked for answers. Some practical and not earth shattering, like what can I make for dinner this week. At other times, the search is far deeper, like how do I navigate through the ache in my heart.

When I came across Jeremiah 6:16, I saw myself resisting God’s offer of rest.

Find Rest for your soul

Find Rest for Your Soul

Go.

What’s the answer? I look for answers all the time.

  • How to lose weight.
  • How to reduce stress.
  • How to parent.
  • How to be godly…and on it goes.

I read and research. I pray. But sometimes the answers aren’t as exciting as I want them to be. The solution is one that I’ve heard time and again.

  • Eat veggies and exercise.
  • Get more sleep.
  • Don’t get sucked into your kid’s fight and love them.
  • Read your Bible and pray.

These answers are simplistic. The ones that have been around for so long. And when I’m in a place of frustration, I don’t want the slow and steady. I don’t want to be faithful. I tell God to give me another path, one that can be fixed in a day. But in that answer, I don’t find rest for my soul because rest is found in God’s path.

When I learn to walk in his ways, I find rest.

Jeremiah 6:16 Rest for your souls

Stop.

Do you have a hard time with walking in God’s path?

Have you looked for shortcut answers like I have? After giving “my way” a few tries, I return back to God and seek his face.

Rest for our soul comes when we dive into God’s word and allow it to transform us. The road of change is a long one, but God has always wanted to walk the journey with us. When we choose to travel his path, we’re never alone. In him we have strength and encouragement exactly when we need it. In addition to finding peace for our soul, we get access to his wisdom when it comes to health living, reducing stress, and parenting. That’s what I need—don’t you?

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The PARK Plan

If you’d like to find out more about rest, sign up for my PARK Plan email series. PARK Plan email. PARK is an acronym for Pray Ask Rest Keep. Once a week, you’ll receive an email taking you through each step of the PARK Plan.

 

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