Quotes about rest

True gospel-humility means I stop connecting every experience, every conversation, with myself. In fact, I stop thinking about myself. The freedom of self-forgetfulness. The blessed rest that only self-forgetfulness brings.

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Here, responsibilities, pain and temptation. Here, harassment by the demonic, persecution by the world, disappointment in friends. Here, relentless, remorseless pressure, requiring us to live at the limits of our resources and at the very edge of endurance. But there, rest: “the battle’s o’er, the victory won.” The turmoil is behind us a... read more

A church member once said to his pastor: ‘I phoned you on Monday but there was no reply.’ ‘Yes,’ replied the pastor, ‘Monday is my day off.’ ‘A day off!’ replied the church member with self-righteous indignation. ‘The devil doesn’t take a day off’. ‘That’s right,’ said the pastor, ‘and if I didn’t take... read more

Christ was surrounded by legitimate need—urgent pleas for healing, thousands of barren souls, twelve men to prep for establishing the worldwide church—and He was the only one who could do the job. So if He prioritized down-time, shouldn’t we?

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“Come,” says Christ, “and I will give you rest.” I will not show you rest, nor barely tell you of rest, but ‘I will give you rest.’ I am faithfulness itself, and cannot lie, ‘I will give you rest.’ I that have the greatest power to give it, the greatest will to give it, the greatest right to give it, ‘Come, heavy laden sinners,... read more

Above all other resting-places—he himself is your resting place; his free mercy and love is your resting place; the pure, glorious, matchless, and spotless righteousness of Christ is your resting-place.

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We don’t want to rest because we want to be indispensable. We don’t want to stop being productive because our identities are rooted in activity and accomplishment

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God endorses and approves of our temporal existence by modelling proper rhythms of work and rest. He builds such rhythms into the fabric of creation, delegating the regulation of times and seasons to the heavenly lights. The rhythm of summer, fall, winter, spring is original to creation and with it the expectation of different seasons of human a... read more

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