How Would You Describe Your Pace of Life?

How would you describe your pace of life? Is your mind overloaded? Is your heart overwhelmed? When is the last time you felt comepletely at peace? Do you have to escape from your daily life to find a sense of rest and refreshment?

Although God created us to be strong and resiliant, to work hard and to push through difficulties, He also created a rhythm of life that helps us live at an optimal level. That rhythm includes rest. 

Musicians understand the value of a “rest”. Musical scores not only tell the musician what and when to play, it tells him or her when NOT to play. Rests allows the music (and the musicians) to breathe. 

Life is often lived at a relentless pace, but when are we to breathe? Where are life’s rests?

Although vacations and occasional times of escape are wonderful and should be enjoyed, we must also find those moments of pause within our everyday lives! Each week we should find a time to pause. Each day we should stop and rest – and breathe. 

Isaiah said:

“O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble.”‭‭ Isaiah‬ ‭33:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

The Holy Spirit invites you today – maybe right now – to pause, to reflect, to breathe, to wait on the Lord. 

Take a few moments to relax and whisper a prayer to God, and invite Him to be with you in each appointment of your day. Take a moment to meditate out loud on the promises of God’s Word. Lift up your own song of worship as you lift your eyes and hands toward your Father. 

Isaiah later said:

“but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Maybe it’s time for a newer, healthier, Spirit-led rhythm of life. Your song will make more sense when it’s played at the right tempo. Remember, God sets the rhythm for your song. 

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