This is the second part of a 6 part series.
My hope is that you experienced a little more rest this week, recovered a piece of your life and are finding your way at this unsettling time.
Did you take the time to answer the questions from my first post of this series? I sure hope so. My guess is that God is at work in your heart .
If you didn't read the last post or didn't get a chance to answer the questions, here they are.
- What do you crave or yearn for?
- What is calling out from deep within your heart?
I’d highly recommend you read the first post before you answer the questions. as it will set the stage. Go ahead, click here to read the post before you go on. It's OK, it won't take much time.
Take the time to write out the longings of your heart. Share from your heart. Let God know about your tired, weary and burned out soul. He’s interested and wants to listen. He actually has the answer to your questions and intimately knows your feelings.
It does not matter the season or chapter of life you’re in. Young kids, no kids or out of the house kids. Life is full. As I began asking these questions again, God gave me many people and resources to help me. Don’t you just love it when God does that!
The Jesus Life
In fact, there is an amazing book that is satisfying my recent longings of, “Is there more to this life?” The book, The Jesus Life by Stephen W. Smith walks the reader through Matthew 11:28-30. You will know how Jesus lived and how you too can live like him.
When we ask reflective questions or express our deep longings Jesus answers, “Come to me. Get away with me and you will recover your life”. I think this pictures invites me to spend time with him in nature. How is God calling you to come away with him?
This is God’s first response. Above all else he knows we need him. Don’t go anywhere else looking for answers. It’s how we got in this position in the first place.
- Come to me. Jesus is asking us to be intentional, to purposefully seek Him in all we do. How can you do this today?
- Get away with me. Jesus went away, alone with his father often. Get away with Him too. Get away from external distractions. Spend time with the one who is the answer. It’s a way to replenish our body, mind and spirit. Carve out time in you day, week or month to get along with Him.
- You will recover your life. God’s promising something here; you’ll recover our life. Which means, when we lost our way, our sanity and long for more, God will restore us.
As I look back over the last 10 years and where I am today, it’s been good to ask the question, “Is there more to life than this?” It keeps me focused on Jesus’s way; not my way nor the world’s way.
Won’t you join me on the journey of finding life and rest? Over the next weeks I will share my insights and learning’s from The Jesus Life by Stephen W Smith.
If you’d like to read along with me, I’d love that. Here’s the link to the book and I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
I hope you join me in learning more about how to recover your life in your daily living and a life of obscurity in my upcoming post.