Resting with Jesus – 5-9-23

I love being in the woods, and I love that Jesus is with me. He gives so much beauty in the silence of man and his vehicles. The birds sing amongst the trees as they fly from one to the other. Squirrels make their funny little noises chasing each other up one tree and down the other. My dog rests on the grass, waiting for something close by she might can catch, which she never does. A squirrel waits on the fence board every morning as we go out so the dog can chase her across from one end to the other. Its a morning routine they have. Sometimes when I pray the wind begins to whip up around me and gives a most joyful delight. One season leads into another. Cold days that keep us more inside to rest and work inside the house, then warmer days that take us out to enjoy the beauty of His creation and soak in the sun and the Son. We can worship inside but there’s just something about God and His creation that soothes the spirit within.

I don’t ever want to lose sight of a natural way to calm and refresh – something besides the drug store remedies with side affects. This is where we relax and give God the praise and the glory for all He has done. He weaves a tapestry for every day. We lay it all at His feet; all our imperfections, all our sins, all our troubles and worries. He picks it up and takes it to a place for mending and restoration.

We walk on renewed and refreshed, in thankfulness. His mercy and precious grace sees us through every day. There is something to be said for being in solitude with Him. The God from whom all blessings flow, the God of all creation, the God of the impossible, the God of the down trodden, the God of the humble in heart, the God of those not chasing riches, the God of those seeking His face, the God of those longing for His embrace.

The God of forgiveness and never bringing it up again. The God walking with us in provision and protection. That God.

Mark 6:31 – And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.

Lamentations 3:22-23 – Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

Philippians 4:7 – And the peace of God, which surpasses all undersanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Psalm 146:7 – Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord gives freedom to the prisoners.

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