Do you feel overworked? Do you feel the promises of “rest for your soul” seem elusive?

Today I am digging into the specific creation and “birthing” of man as God specifically tells us from each word he uses in Genesis.  What I have been finding is very exciting to me because it reveals God’s goodness.  However, I will try to keep my excitement and emotions down.  It seems the skeptics stop listening then.  I simply want all to see what God’s Word truly reveals about who he is and we can ALL celebrate him together instead of excluding others.

I want all of us to find the promised rest for their souls.  Isn’t this life so overwhelming at times?

How do we find the promised rest for our souls?  Is this what Jesus meant when he said to “become like children”?

And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven Matthew 18:2-3

So, what does it mean to “become like children”?

Here are some thoughts to consider.

Does a child work for what they need? Or do they simply trust that their parents will provide for them?

Do children have very big and open minds and imaginations?  They don’t limit God and “possibility” like the “mature” grownups do, do they?

Could this be what we need to become in order to enter the Kingdom of heaven?  How do we do that when our lives seem so chaotic at times and the stresses and pressures mount?

What if we don’t?  What if it isn’t our job to “do it”?  Wouldn’t that be awesome to simply rest?Continue reading