Miracles happens in times of rest.

Jesus and the loaves multiplication. Jesus multiplied the loaves and fishes when he asked the people to rest, Luke 9:16. It is a well known fact that we are more creative when fully rested and not when we are are striving. It is the reason many people love taking regular holidays. Endless busyness doesn’t always translate into productivity and can be very unhealthy. We are not programmed for work without end. We are meant to have periods of rest.

Rest doesn’t always mean cessation of activity. It also means ability to share your workload with someone more capable. This is the reason Christ said ‘My yoke is easy and my burden is light’ Matt 28:28-30. The yoke or problem does not┬áreduce the burden, it makes it easy to bear knowing that someone more capable is carrying it too. Abiding in Him equates to rest. He will surely give you rest from your labour, Trust Him!sunbathing-813102__180
During times of rest, the brain has time to be quiet provided you are resting in a peaceful environment. Noise kills genius, according to Ron Holland. You need Silence, Stillness and Solitude in order to receive anything meaningful into your subconscious. During this time of rest, listen more and think less. The mind is more creative when less active. What do you do during this time of solitude. Learn to meditate.

The act of meditation is not only resigned to doing Yoga or transcendental Mediation. Both of which I do not believe in. Meditation does not have to involve practices you do not believe in. You can allow your mind to dwell on portions of scripture while thinking of nothing else. The secret is not trying to think. Mediation is also an antidote to stress. It is not surprising then that one of the beautiful scriptures in the big book says ‘Come unto me all they that are heavy laden and I will give you rest.’ I love this quote from one of the greatest poets that ever lived ‘A solitude is the audience-chamber of God’. -Walter Savage Landor

4 thoughts on “Miracles happens in times of rest.

  1. Hello, Kavinah,
    Thank you for creating this site.
    Your content offers valuable insight and I find it a refreshing to read.
    Jesus said “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28, NASV
    Although I am on a break at the moment, I find that I am still spending time on my work. But the rest comes in spending time with God and reflecting on His word daily.
    May you have a blessed day!
    ~ Sue

    1. Thank you for a reminder of that beautiful verse of scripture.
      The resting does come in spending time with our Creator, He holds the key to life.

  2. Hi Kavinah,
    What a beautiful reminder to remain in moments of silence and meditation of the word of Life! This life is sooo busy- but God is seeking those that shall find time for Him, for He too will be found of them. I remember, too the Word of God tells us that He used to love having fellowship with Adam and Eve at Eden in the cool of the day- when things are still, a time of rest, towards evening. This is profound for me.
    Many of us, believers as we might be, o not have a clue how to be silent and listen to God. We only like telling Him- but a dialogue is about listening, too. Maybe you could post and teach us the discipline of listening to God? Thanks a lot.
    Boniface: christianwebmoney.com

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