A Word every day to get you on your way!
Here is the Daily Dose for Monday, December 14, 2020.
Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30
Every now and then, you hear a sermon that convicts you. You are listening to the words, and you feel as if God is speaking directly to you. That happened to me yesterday. I watched the online broadcast of St. Paul Church in Oxon Hill, and the pastor was talking about rest. As he talked about the health consequences of a lack of rest and how many of us, even during a pandemic, are working ourselves to death, it felt like he had been watching my life and was talking directly to me. It really rattled me. K Tok
Full disclosure, I was the preacher that I was watching. When I wrote the sermon, I was not thinking about myself or my life, but when I heard the sermon, I realized that God was trying to get my attention, not just speak to my congregation. God was reminding me that burning the candle at both ends, hustling all the time, and trying to pack more and more into every day was not his will for my life or for anyone else’s life.
Friends, many of us have been living life out of balance for the last few months. We are trying to keep pace at work, keep up at home, keep kids on track, and keep our life plans together all at the same time. We are also stressed by the news, worried about the future, and making TikToks just to try and seem normal. These are not normal times, and it is time to get some rest. All of us could use a little time away from it all to rest, relax, and rest before the new year. So I will be taking a two-week vacation from writing the Daily Dose to get some rest. So I will see you all on January 1, 2021. Until then, get some rest.
If you want to see the sermon that convicted me click here. https://www.stpauloxonhill.org/sermons/single/reset-your-rest/