Thursday, March 4, 2010


It  is so difficult to make the time to blog. I so admire those folks who post daily. I have read only six chapters in St. Augustine. It is not light reading, and I feel like I need to take notes. Fortunately for us,  one of the most frequently quoted passages from the book follows..

"You arouse him to take joy in praising you, for you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you."

Our heart is restless until it rests in you.  Rests in You. RESTS.

Webster's defines rest:
1)  repose, sleep; a bodily state characterized by minimal functional and metabolic activities
2)a: freedom from activity or labor b : a state of motionlessness or inactivity
 Rest  from the Greek, anapauo , in general can refer to
1) Physical rest - As when one gains relief from a busy time by resting as in  Mark 6:31 (NIV)
Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, He said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."

(2) Spiritual rest - As in Matthew11:28   
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

 When is the last time that I rested in the Lord, in His arms? When was the last time you rested?
I don't know about all of you, but I am physically, emotionally and mentally exhausted. In the midst of the craziness of life here, I know that God never leaves me. If things get crazier, it is because  I am the one who has left Him.
Lord God, Abba Father,
      I desire to climb into Your presence, Your embrace,  Your most powerful arms, call You Father, and ask You  to help me rest, in You.
I am so grateful.  I praiseYou, and  I so desire to be in Your safe arms, at rest, in You, Father.
Thank You for my sweet friends that are sharing this journey ( classical christian homeschooling) with me.