Saturday, May 1, 2010

Rest in the Lord

Psalms 37:7a  Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him:

Rest. We think of it as sitting at home, in our living room, or maybe in our bedroom taking a nap or sleeping for the night.  Here, the Hebrew word used is damam (daw-mam') it means to be astonished to the point of stopping.  We should be so amazed at the power of the Lord that we stop, with our mouths open, amazed and we sit down.

You've seen the scenes in TV shows or movies, the husband hears for the first time that he is going to be a father and he stops, mouth dropped open, taking his hat off and he just plops down on the edge of the bed.
This is how we should feel about the power of God the father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We should be so amazed at their power and blessings that we just stop in our tracks, looking at them and we just sit down and we wait patiently.  We wait for the Lord's time table, not our own. We should remember all of the blessings of the Lord that we have already received and be astonished; astonished that we have forgotten and astonished that we are so special to Jesus that he is willing to give us more blessings. As long as we wait on him.

This will allow us the rest that we need to continue once God has provided us with an answer, or a direction.

Jesus I am Resting, Resting

Jesus I am resting, resting,
In the Joy of what thou art;
I am finding out the greatness
of Thy loving heart.
Thou hast bid me gaze upon Thee,
And Thy beauty fills my soul,
For by Thy transforming power,
Thou hast made me whole.

O. how great Thy lovingkindness,
Vaster, broader than the sea!
O. how marvelous thy goodness,
Lavished all on me!
Yes, I rest in Thee, Beloved,
Know what wealth of grace is Thine,
Know thy certainty of promise,
And have made it mine.
-Jean Pigott

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