2009-11-30 - Life Lessons from a Feline: Rest
Sleep comes naturally for cats. They spend half of their day in dreamland. They make rest a priority. My cats sleep as sardines on purpose. They choose a small section of the sofa curled together. Marty balls himself as if he is training for the Olympics, and soon he is snoring, with sounds similar to the noises made by a Woodpecker digging in a tree. While Marty snores, Gibby stretches forward, revealing her sharp claws. As soon as she sees me, Gibby chirps, I pet her, and she settles back down to rest.
The Bible says God is the giver of rest (Exodus 33:14) so why is it so difficult for us to make the commitment to rest? I seem to sacrifice relaxation for getting things accomplished. Although it may be a little late in the year to begin a new resolution, I am determined to start living the way the Lord suggests. "For in six days, the LORD made the heavens and the Earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy." (Exodus 20:11 NIV)
Lord, Let me adhere to Your commands and promises. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.
For other Scriptures on rest, go to Psalms 23:1-2 and 116:7.