Recently, my church has been growing a lot. There have been so many new people coming that we have to add on a new part to our building. Problem is, the project hasn’t started yet. So, currently, we’ve had to readjust the kids’ area so that we could seat more people during the service.

That’s not the only thing that has happened. Our youth group has also gotten so big that we are splitting up the middle schoolers and high schoolers and having their services on two separate days.

A lot has been going on and I can’t help but see that many people are rushing around the church trying to get things in order. They’re trying to make sure everyone is where they need to be. And trying to make sure that things are running smoothly.

It can sometimes be stressful. Instead of the day being a day of spending time with God and fellowshipping with other church members, it’s a long and tiring workday.

We have to take time to rest in God. Rest in His love and rest in His peace. Don’t be so about the hustle and bustle that you forget to take that time. You’re running around here and there, and God is just standing there perfectly still with His arms outstretched waiting for you to walk into them.

Take some time during your busy days to walk into His arms and let Him speak to you. Let Him sing over you. Or just sit in the quiet with Him and reflect on the good He’s done and is going to continue to do.

Matthew 11:28 says
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

Jesus knows that we get tired and we need to rest. What better way to find rest than in Him?

Sometimes rest doesn’t just look like not doing any work at all, but it can be doing the work with the strength, peace, and acknowledgment of the Lord.

It’s good to grow and work hard, but don’t forget that your body and soul needs to be poured into as well.