Welcome to God’s Upside Down World, the world where you get the most done when you don’t do anything. Actually, that’s not quite true. He wants you to rest, but His rest isn’t just taking a nap, it’s hanging out in His presence. And He said, My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. (Ex 31:14) Daily rest in the Lord is our manna. You can’t save it up, you need to restore it everyday. Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.(Ps 116:7) We work so hard because we have so much to get done and it wears us out. But Jesus said, Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matt 11:28) It’s not a suggestion, it’s a command. We are responsible to hear the Word of the Lord and obey it and that means learning how to rest in His presence.
I heard this word just as I was falling asleep last night and I saw a picture of the top of clouds. God said, come here and rest. In my half awake state, it made total sense to just fly up above the clouds and hang out. Even awake, it still makes sense. He wants me to settle my spirit, calm myself, and soar in His presence. It’s manna I need to get on with my life.