Designed to rest: Do you make God dizzy?

Dizzy.jpg Dizzy image by beryl_photos

Everything seems so fast paced at the moment – this week has just totally whizzed past me and now I’m at another weekend. One friend, who is a retired accountant, so he loves numbers, shared his theory with me as to why time goes so quickly the older you get: When you are One year old, one year is 100% of your life. When you are 10 years old one year is 10% of you life. When you are 80 years old one year is 1.25% of your life and so it continues to speed up until you are ready for eternity.

But God did not design us to live so fast and to always be so busy – in a world with ipods, emails & cell phones we are rarely in a quiet place were we can really rest. I think many of us would struggle to spend a day of total rest, but yet that is what God prescribes:

Psalms 23:2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters

I have a theory that we do not rest when we are not a peace with who we are. God tells us that because of Jesus we are enough – we don’t need to earn his love or the love of others, yet we live in a whirlwind of pleasing others and proving our worth.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

I imagine that God often looks at me and says ‘Child, take a break, you are making me dizzy watching you’. This Psalm speak of how God provides for us opportunities, even in difficulties to rest.

Rest child, and let God be God. Let Him be in control.

This post is part of a writing project at Faithful Bloggers

5 Replies to “Designed to rest: Do you make God dizzy?”

  1. What a wonderful post! Thanks for participating in the group writing project.

    Rest is something I struggle with. I always want to be going and doing, but I know I need the rest. Like you, I’m sure I make God dizzy.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this! Definitely needed it. I think I got to the point where God got my attention about rest by making me get to the point of being sick to get my attention to slow down.

    1. The problem with lessons learnt is that we often forget them and start twirling again, building up speed. The rest lesson is hard to learn! Thanks for the visit.

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