Finding rest



When "those" days come
when my spirit is restless
my day a little off
God speaks His greatest truths
to my heart.
 
Or maybe
I am just listening a little harder
leaning in a little closer.
 
Through the deafening noise of life
through the swirling thoughts of unrest
 
I pause
 
I listen
 
I rest
 
and
 
I am changed.
 
 
"Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.  Take my uoke upon you.  Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."  Matthew 11:28-30
 
 
Linking up with Jennifer here today.
 
 
 
 


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  1. Such refreshing words here. That's a message I come back to over and over again.

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  2. Such a beautiful verse and an important post to remind us to listen.

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  3. I love the whole yoke part of that scripture. (a frame or beam used when two are working together to pull a heavy load) I love the visual of Jesus and I as a team plowing through the tough days together...he lightening my load. God bless.

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    1. Me too Mary Anne - have heard some wonderful sermons on just that. God bless you too : )

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  4. Hi Mindy! Your post today just evokes a stillness in my soul. I just love it. And I love that even in your restlessness, God still reaches out so you can hear. Isn't that something?
    And you are listening, always listening. I know the Father just loves that about you. So do I.
    Blessings my friend,
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil, love that you are "back in business" as I have missed you here : ) Love that He reaches out, reaches down even...

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  5. Beautiful words and a beautiful pix from a beautiful writer.

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    1. You are so sweet Pam! Those birds don't always sit still enough to photograph but I love those red breasted ones.

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  6. Yes - sweet words of encouragement today! Thank you!

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  7. Hi Mindy,
    Great photo and you're right, we did pick the same verses...isn't it wonderful that we can pause and listen for Him, and receive rest? Nice to meet you :)

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  8. Beautiful words and a beautiful image, Mindy. Both going straight to the heart this morning. Thank you.

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  9. Hello Mindy,
    I'm so delighted you found your way to TWW. This was beautiful. I loved your image and the words you've shared...such wonderful encouragement. This was a wonderful place for me to take a pause this afternoon.
    Blessings to you,
    Beth

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  10. From one dandelion to another...

    This was good to read!

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  11. Thank you, dearest Mindy, for this post. I was greatly encouraged, my friend. I hope you are having a lovely day and may you enjoy your weekend. Hugs to you!

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  12. Lovely, Mindy! Hope your day has turned out sweet as you rest with your Savior. I love that his burden is light. The world isn't.
    Have a great weekend!
    xoxo
    xoxo

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  13. Thanks for the inspiration, Mindy.
    I look forward to your next post.
    Blessings :-)

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  14. We can find rest in Jesus, Prince of Peace. Blessings! http://liveoutloudpris.weebly.com/

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  15. He is our peace! He has made peace!

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