Showing posts with label rest in God. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rest in God. Show all posts

Jan 30, 2014

Lessons from a Hummingbird

When a hummingbird builds a nest, the bird does not think ahead of time, "I will build a beautiful nest." She instinctively gathers tiny sticks, feathers, and soft things that please her, mindfully and enjoyably doing what is natural, just one pleasing piece at a time. And then, as if by magic, a beautiful, safe nest is created by God.

"Do you think lightly of the riches of [God's] kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness  [safeness, love, goodness and beauty] of God leads you to repentance?" (Romans 2:4 - words in brackets mine)
When we see that God is tender, and become still with that safeness, and do just one thing mindfully in freedom and faith, we effortlessly build something beautiful from God. 

May 30, 2013

Dwelling in Safety

In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord, 
 make me dwell in safety. 
Psalm 4:8 (NIV)
Notice this verse says we dwell in safety. God doesn't just keep us safe, he envelopes us in safety. defines "dwell" in this way:
to live or stay as a permanent resident; reside
Safety is all around us. We "live, and move, and have our being" in safety (Acts 17:28). Above us, beneath us, in front and behind, it is there. We breathe safety.

Abba, may we rest in you. Amen.

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