If your soul lacks rest, a lack of stillness before God is the reason.
Not only is this a recovery plan for weary souls, it also identifies what rest looks like. It is important because with that, we can also identify what really is important which should be our relationship with God. We can make our busyness an idol and make it about our need for affirmation, popularity, looking like the good Christian when our relationship with God suffers because we have no peace because nothing is never enough. This really hit home with me when she posed the question “If you were to skip your time with God, would you be more concerned about missing the mark or missing God”. This question can also apply to our motivation for all that we do. It really comes down to is Jesus enough. I think it is a question that we have to ask our selves 24/7 and the question is the answer to what we believe about the gospel as well.
Each chapter addresses the trap we put ourselves in whether it deals with technology, good works, our job, our family, and our church. Questions that lead you to think deeply about what you believe and your actions to those beliefs. The questions than become an intervention to change with a motivation to seek rest in Christ. With humor and no judgment or condemnation, you will be amazed and delight what rest really is.
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