A time of rest.

spiritual rest

Every year I commit to allowing myself time to separate from the worldly distractions. This is a time of rejuvenation and spiritual fulfillment. I spend quality time with the Lord, resting in His presence and seeking Him in a much deeper way. Do you ever feel as if you are needing rejuvenation or a closer spiritual connection? We have to purposely make this possible. We cannot continue the exhausted cycle of life, without first maintaining our own spirit. Instead of trying to fill that empty feeling with worldly things, we have to make an effort to fill our hearts with Jesus. Jesus is our sustainer. He is our guide, our nourishment and our helper. If we don’t allow ourselves time to be filled with a deeper level of the love of Jesus, then we aren’t truly been fulfilled. We need Jesus more than we need anything or anyone in this world. I encourage you to take time. Take time to fill your soul with the ultimate fulfillment possible. If you commit to stepping out of your routine to seek spiritual nourishment, God will take care of your responsibilities and duties by providing people or resources to cover you. It is amazing how that happens! This next week, I chose to step away from the electronic devices and social connections. I will rest from my writing, so I can focus on my relationship with Jesus and my family. I pray you will continue to allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you through prayer and dedication to our Heavenly Father. I will be praying for all of you. I’m so grateful for each one of you. You truly mean a great deal to me. You are beautiful children of our amazing God. May you all know how valuable, worthy, and highly favored you are. God loves you more than words can express. Jesus is with you and He is waiting for you to seek Him in a closer relationship. May you all have a blessed week!

Be still and know that I am God; I will be exhalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. PSALM 46:10

After He (Jesus) had dismissed them, He went up on a mountainside by Himself to pray. MATTHEW 14:23

Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where He prayed. MARK 1:35

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. LUKE 5:16

God is with us.


© Layla Freeman – Author of Layla’s Light 2016
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One thought on “A time of rest.

  1. I’ve been trying to focus more on the Lord now more than ever. There is so much evil going on right now, that it makes me physically weak. Prayer is the only way to draw closer to God, and to receive His help in these terrible times. I’m in prayer for all God’s children as well as the lost. For our nation and Israel also.It can be overwhelming sometimes. We need God’s hand in all things. Amen. We must continue to ask,seek,knock.

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