Wednesday, 13 April 2011


lent 36

psalm 130 & exodus 34:28

i've previously written that my theology of rest could use some brushing up. i like doing. i love being productive - to the point that i carry a knitting bag & a book around with me pretty much all the time - just in case i get a chance for either...

but i am learning how intentional i need to be with building rest into my daily life.

in exodus 34 we read that moses left the people and waited on the mountain for 40 days - while god wrote the terms of the covenant. i imagine there was great rest for moses during this time. this period of being apart. and then indeed the lord commands us to rest -

21 "Work six days and rest the seventh. Stop working even during plowing and harvesting.  (exodus 34:21, MSG)
i am going home for easter. it will be two weeks of busyness and much wedding prep. but hopefully, it will also be a time of rest. of sleeping that deep, hard sleep, only possible in your parents' house. of the contentedness that can come when you know you are home. yes, i am going home for a rest. i'm just praying that i get through the time leading up!


father - you have commanded us to rest, to rest in you. help us to remove the busy from our lives, to slow down and be with you. as we prepare for easter, prepare our hearts for the rest that can only come from you and is only possible because of jesus. amen.


  1. I didn’t com by via Ann’s - just shot by to read you. I don’t read the Wednesday liknk until I’m done with the Monday link:)

    I have prayed for your rest. I think you’re getting the hang of the theology. I pray for the practice of your theology of rest to happen. For your trip to be restful .The wedding to be peaceful - and the peace to linger. I’m really glad I got a chance to come by today.

    God bless and keep you and all of yours Brie.

  2. Thank you for the reminder. I know God commands us to rest, and it is so hard for me to even wrap my head around the notion -- be still -- it's like I don't even know how.

    Found you over at Walk With Him Wednesdays. Have a blessed, and restful, day, new friend.

  3. Thank you for this wonderful reminder! I also struggle with finding ways to rest in my everyday life.

    How do you find ways to rest in your everyday? Do you have any tips?