Category Archives: Rest Reflections

Rest Reflection

Sabbath rest is about regaining our emotional and physical capital from God.  It is the act of stopping long enough to breathe in his refreshing power. – Adam Mabry in The Art of Rest

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Rest Reflection

Rest is harder to find in a digital culture because technology has dissolved the two fundamental boundaries that are essential to rest: solitude and silence. – John Koessler in The Radical Pursuit of Rest

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Rest Reflection

Embracing a rhythm of rest means seeing God as sufficient and letting go of your own claim to that attribute. – Adam Mabry in The Art of Rest

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Rest Reflection

We refuse to rest because, at some deep level, we’re convinced that if we stop, the thing for which we’re really living won’t be fed, pleased, or procured. – Adam Mabry in The Art of Rest

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God Never Sleep

God never sleeps.  God has been alert, fully functioning, and perfectly attentive for every single nanosecond of history. What’s more, not sleeping has never caused him to become anything less than perfect for even a moment. I get grumpy and … Continue reading

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Rest Reflection

We are busy because we try to do too many things. We do too many things because we say yes to too many people. We say yes to all these people because we want them to like us and we … Continue reading

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An Expression of Trust

The willingness to lie down and sleep is itself an expression of trust in the sovereign hand of God. – Adrian Reynolds in And So To Bed…

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Rest Reflection

The refusal to stop is a refusal to accept our creatureliness. It is a subtle rejection of God’s ability to rule his world, rescue his people, and rejuvenate them along the way. – Adam Mabry in The Art of Rest

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Rest Reflection

There is a time for work and there is a time for rest and recreation. We can dishonor God by working without rest or exercise just as much as we can by resting and exercising without working. The key to … Continue reading

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Rest Reflection

We are here and there and everywhere. We are distracted. We are preoccupied. We can’t focus on the task in front of us. We don’t follow through. We don’t keep our commitments. We are so busy with a million pursuits … Continue reading

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