Bring Your Weariness

looking-at-sunset-over-lake“Jesus does not say, ‘Come to me, all you who have learned how to concentrate in prayer, whose minds no longer wander, and I will give you rest.’ No, Jesus opens his arms to his needy children and says, ‘Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.’ (Matthew 11:28 NASB) The criteria for coming to Jesus is weariness. Come overwhelmed with life. Come with your wandering mind. Come messy.”

–Paul E. Miller,
A Praying Life

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Noticing Jesus

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Spiritual growth is not running faster, as in more meetings, more Bible studies, and more prayer meetings. Spiritual growth happens when we slow our activity down. If we want to meet Jesus, we can’t do it on the run. If we want to stay on the road of faith, we have to hit the brakes, pull over to a rest area, and stop.

Christianity is not about
inviting Jesus to speed through life with us;
it’s about noticing Jesus
sitting at the rest stop.

While the church earnestly warns Christians to watch for the devil, the devil is sitting in the congregation encouraging everyone to keep busy doing “good things.

–Mike Yaconelli

Coming home

Glory of Morning

The soul of man
can finally shout
“Home, sweet home,”
when it has found its true rest
in the will of God.

–Fuchsia Pickett

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