Flee and Stay

So now, my son, listen to me. Flee at once to my brother Laban in Haran, and stay with him for a few days until your brother’s anger subsides–until your brother’s rage turns away from you and he forgets what you have done to him” (Gen. 27:43-45). After Isaac blessed Jacob, there was no blessing…

Heart View

I have mentioned that I’m in a season of rest. The Lord has limited projects and study. Sometimes this has left me feeling bewildered and directionless. Now and then I ask the Lord if there’s something else He wants me to start doing since most of what I used to do has stopped. I haven’t…

Rest in Peace

In a previous post, I mentioned the Lord has me in a season of rest.  Besides limiting my pursuit of hobbies, the Lord has limited my pursuit of Him.  Intense study and prayer are off the table; I too easily turn these points of divine relationship into tasks to be achieved. This season has been…

‘Tis So Sweet

I’ve had the hymn, “‘Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus” on my mind today.  There are a couple things I love about it. One, it speaks of the restful, abiding relationship we have in Christ.  He is the vine, we are the branches.  We need only live in Him and draw from Him (John…

Self-Denial and Cross-Bearing (Part 3)

This series is excerpted from a piece written by an author at Christaslife.com.  The author wished to remain anonymous. *** Rest for Your Souls “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly…

Blessed Are the Dead

“For you died” (Col. 3:3).  What blessed rest there is for a dead man.  Nothing is required of him.  “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.  ‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘They will rest from their labors, for their deeds will follow them.’” (Rev. 14:13).  At a man’s funeral, his employer…