STOP RUNNING AND START RESTING

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28

Somebody said, “Every morning in Africa when the sun comes up, a gazelle awakens and knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will perish. Every morning in Africa when the sun comes up, a lion awakens and knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will go hungry. It doesn’t make any difference if you are a gazelle or a lion-every morning in Africa when the sun comes up, you had better be running.”

That is the tenor of our age, isn’t it? We have to keep chasing the things we think will make us happy. But instead of running, wouldn’t you rather be resting? ln Matthew 11:28, Jesus said, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”

Too many Christians read those words and think, “I know that one day when I go to Heaven, I will be able to rest for all eternity. But, Jesus, You don’t understand my life right now. I have to keep running just to keep up.”

Jesus says, “You don’t have to wait until you die to rest. Stop chasing the money. Stop chasing the title. Stop chasing the relationship, the dream that will never satisfy. Instead, learn the secret of contentment.”

“I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all;
but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.”

Martin Luther

“I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound.
In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of
facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.” Philippians 4:12

Contentment is being satisfied with what God has given you, realizing that God has given you everything you need to enjoy life.

About scon777

Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.
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