Lie Down in Green Pastures

This devotional was full of such beauty yesterday; I had to share.  I think of my friend, Monica, who has been instrumental in promoting slowing for so many years.  She has greatly influenced how I think about rest and slowing down and I’m so grateful.  

Jesus Calling: October 24

Lie down in green pastures of Peace.  Learn to unwind whenever possible, resting in the Presence of your Shepherd.  This electronic age keeps My children “wired” much of the time, too tense to find Me in the midst of their moments.  I built into your very being the need for rest.  How twisted the world has become when people feel guilty about meeting this basic need!  How much time and energy they waste by being always on the go, rather than taking time to seek My direction for their lives.  

I have called you to walk with Me down paths of Peace.  I want you to blaze a trail for others who desire to live in My peaceful Presence.  I have chosen you less for your strengths than for your weaknesses, which amplify your need for Me.  Depend on Me more and more, and I will shower Peace on all your paths. 

Psalm 23:1-3; Genesis 2:2-3; Luke 1:79

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