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Hush, little baby, don’t say a word.
Papa’s gonna buy you a mockingbird

And if that mockingbird won’t sing,
Papa’s gonna buy you a diamond ring

And if that diamond ring turns brass,
Papa’s gonna buy you a looking glass

And if that looking glass gets broke,
Papa’s gonna buy you a billy goat

And if that billy goat won’t pull,
Papa’s gonna buy you a cart and bull

And if that cart and bull turn over,
Papa’s gonna buy you a dog named Rover

And if that dog named Rover won’t bark
Papa’s gonna buy you a horse and cart

And if that horse and cart fall down,
You’ll still be the sweetest little baby in town.

With this song we lull our children into a state of peaceful rest where they can rejuvenate, heal, and grow because we know that they will need to be prepared to face the next day. We lull them with promises of the their daddy’s are going to give them to make their lives better, how he is going to fix everything by improving upon it, and how he even going to give them all the pretty little extras on top. Well our Abba sings an even better version of that lullaby, one that brings more sound rest! The difference is that it is more than just words in a song to Him, they are His promises – promises that He WILL deliver on!

Not only does He lull us into rest with the promises of the things He will provide on this earth but, knowing that no earthly rest would ever be sufficient, He promises us rest in Him when our race is done! Of all the things He could promise as an ultimate reward, He promised us eternal life of rest in Him. Our rest is so important to Him that He dedicated an entire day to it and that day was the very first thing that He declared Holy! {Gen. 2:2,3}

Rest is a salve that, when applied correctly, can rejuvenate, increase productivity, clear minds, and heal hearts. Neglecting it aggravates and promotes a wide variety of issues including obesity, heart disease, and mental confusion to name a few. There is just too much work to be done in the Kingdom for His soldiers to be operating on insufficiently charged batteries!

So the question is…are you resting in the manner that He laid out for you? I know I haven’t been and last week I paid dearly for it! So I am getting in His Word, His Blueprint for Life, to refresh and increase my knowledge on how He desires for me to rest so that I can apply His Will liberally over this and every area of my life. I challenge you to do the same. Your body, mind, and most of all your spirit will that you! Be blessed beloved!~

Surrendered to Him~


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