"Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28
The importance of rest is evident throughout Scriptures, beginning in Genesis 1 as the Lord rested on the first ever Sabbath. Surely an omnipotent God does not get weary nor tired. And yet, he set an example for us by resting.
We believe that God created us – our spirit, soul and body – to work best when rest is integrated into our regular rhythm of life.
So many neglect this basic need. After living with full schedules for many years, we realized that without carefully cultivated times and spaces to rest, our spiritual growth was stifled.
We encourage all to be purposeful with rest. Sleep well, take time away, be intentional about slowing down. And in those moments, allow the Lord to work in you. You may be amazed at what He can do when you stop yourself from doing.