Just to be clear, my Saturdays have been filled with great events that included a wedding, babysitting, travel, helping out friends with their chores, and other things that I LOVE to do.
But, after a long week, I canceled everything and stayed home. In my time of devotions, the words “rest” and “wait” seemed to pop out from the scriptures that I was reading.
And so I was determined to simply rest and wait. I looked up the words in a concordance:
Rest means: (Hebrew) “A primitive root; to push forward, in various senses (literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively): - break out, come (mightily), go over, be good, be meet, be profitable, (cause to, effect, make to, send) prosper (-ity, -ous, -ously).”
Wait means: (Hebrew) “A primitive root; to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect; (figuratively) to expect: - gather (together), look, patiently, tarry, wait (for, on, upon).”
As I sat and spent time pondering the words of the scripture an overwhelming sense of calm came to my heart. The room I was sitting in seemed to be amazingly quiet. In fact, as I arose, I became aware of just how quiet and calm the whole house was. So I sat and rested and waited.
As I write this I realize just how many tasks (that I had put off like cleaning the refrigerator) I was able to get done in a relatively short amount of time.
Eventually, when all was completed, I started to think that I had to do something; so I reminded myself that today, I was to simply rest and wait.
As you continue to go through this Advent Season, slow down; there is so much more that awaits you as you simply rest and wait