Slow Down And Savor - In the Evening When I Rest
Slow Down And Savor
Why is it important to slow down sometimes?
Be still, and know that I am God. I have made your life no longer than the width of your hand. Your entire lifetime is just a moment to me, and all your busy rushing ends in nothing. How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone. When Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile,” he said this because there were so many people coming and going that he and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.
Psalm 46:10; Psalm 39:5-6; James 4:14; Mark 6:31
Lord, what happens when I take time out of my busy schedule to slow down?
Be still in my presence, and wait patiently for me to act. Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength.
Psalm 37:7; Matthew 11:28-29; Isaiah 30:15
What can I pray when I find myself always rushing?
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about you, LORD: You alone are my refuge, my place of safety; you are my God, and I trust you.
When you rush through life, it’s easy to miss out on all that God has waiting for you today. Intentionally fight against hurry by slowly reading the Bible verses on this page once again. Savor each word. Was there anything you missed the first time you read through them?