A Mountain of Rest
Do you ever feel like you just need a break? Like you just need to skip away from reality for a short while and just breathe? I found myself in this situation just a few weeks ago…
I am a person that has one mode, and that is GO. I don’t like to sit idle. I have to constantly be doing something. Jonathan often laughs at me when he asks me to sit on the couch with him and watch television. Because either my hands are twisting, legs are bouncing or something is fidgeting. Even if I find myself still, my mind is still running wide open. This type of lifestyle in itself is enough to exhaust most people. But, it’s just who I am. Since I was blessed with this type of personality I usually get ready for a break from reality. I start brainstorming where we can go to get away. My number one spot to go is the Mountains of East Tennessee.
The “Smoky’s” are where I always went as a child with my parents and siblings. It was our spot! I guess the love I felt there as a child just stuck with me. Anyone who knows me personally knows I call it my “happy place”. We are now headed home from a great little getaway. I needed it! Or so I thought….
We decided before we left we would not rush this vacation away. We would simply go with the flow and ENJOY our time together. Now we all know with three children it’s often hard to sit still. We hear, “Let’s go play putt putt. What day is it? When are we going to the arcade? How much longer til we get there? I’m starving! “ etc etc etc. Not very often do you hear children say these words “I love sitting on the balcony and viewing the scenery. I would love to just stay in today, sleep late and relax.” LOL That is just wishful thinking!!! But the Lord does tell us,
“Be still and Know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10
I’m not going to bore you with very step of our vacation. This post was more to tell you what I learned while I was away from my so called, reality. I like to wear this essential oil in my diffuser necklace called, Magnify Your Purpose. It’s one of my most favorite daily essential oils to wear. I had it on as I walked out on my balcony on Wednesday morning. I smelled it as soon as the air hit me. At that moment, While taking in the view, the Lord spoke to me in what might as well have been audible voice. He so clearly said “why can’t you rest in me?” Although I love to vacation and could SERIOUSLY be a professional vacationer (if there is such a thing), I didn’t “need” it. I needed to rest in him, take TIME to be still, and take time to renew my strength in him. He is ALL we need. He shouldn’t be just a getaway but a place to take refuge daily.
He blessed me over a year ago by showing me the purpose he has for me. Knowing your purpose is a blessing in itself. Knowing his will doesn’t mean you’ll never get off track. Nor should it by any means tell you that you have it all figured out! You need the Lord. I thought I loved my “Magnify Your Purpose” essential oil before but now, WOW. When i smell this aroma, it reminds me that I should rest in Him. I should continuously rely on his word. It reminds me of my view of those mountains. And that i don’t necessarily need the Mountain.. I need the maker of every mountain. I need The ROCK. For it is in Him where the Greatest rest can be found!
“The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 12