Thursday, August 1, 2013

Rest At Noon?

"Tell me  . . .  where you feed your flock, 
where you make it rest at noon"  
(Song of Solomon 1:7 NKJV).

We are busy people, so busy that we have a difficult time resting. Why the thought of resting at noon, as this scripture alludes to, is unheard of to most of us. 

We can't just lie down and take a nap in the park after lunch 

or . . .

lie down on the floor of our office, for a power nap . . .

Oh, wait . . . I guess some people can take a nap at the park after lunch.

Maybe so, but most of us have to spend our days going from 
one responsibility to the next. 

Rest at noon – no way. 

What about resting at other times during the day?  

I'm not talking about sleep that may or may not come at night, but rest in our heart, soul, and mind.

If you need rest today then consider doing three things:

Go to Jesus, for He tells us to "Come . . ., all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matt. 11:28).

Cast "all you care upon Him for He cares for you" (I Peter 5:7).

Be "still, and know that I am God" (Psa. 46:10).

I try to remember to do these when I feel tired and need rest, especially rest from stress and worry. 

But I have to admit . . .

     the thought of taking a nap 

          in a hammock 

               with a comfy pillow 

                    in a garden 

                         does cross my mind sometimes!

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  1. I sometimes find myself dozing in the middle of the day... my natural rhythm seems to wane then. IF I can be awake at 5AM, it would work. Working on changing habits to accommodate my most productive work times, utilizing my best art times & best writing times.

  2. Hi Cyn,
    Thanks for stopping by. I understand about the middle of the day drop in creativity. Now, I'm not a morning person, so 5:00 am wouldn't work for me. 10:00 - 2:00 is good :)


  3. I'm with you Beth, 10:00-2:00. But I'm striving to get up when the Lord wakes me up, such as this morning. I'm usually up late, 11:00 - 11:45, so getting up early is difficult, especially since I don't always sleep well. But it came to me that wanting a little more sleep causes me to miss out on the blessings the Lord has for me in the earlier hours of the day.

    Most of my life I've been a napper, but I rarely do so now, except on Sundays. But I hear you when it comes to finding our rest in our Saviors presence.

    Blessings ~ Danie Marie