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If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.                                                                                                                                                                              Philippians 4:7

Sometimes I think we believe that rest means not doing anything. Actually, I often think that rest can mean just doing something different. Yes, there are times when we actually need to stop being so busy, and just relax and think. Or maybe even just do nothing. But if you are like me, sitting and doing nothing is really difficult to do. I need to constantly occupy my mind somehow.

A change of pace can do wonders for making us feel rested. Even if we are “busy” with an activity that is not our usual work, we can feel rested and refreshed, even after a lengthy time of that kind of “busy” which is a change from our normal.

I remember going to workshops (yeah, I don’t do that anymore, it’s all Zoom all the time now), and having a refreshed way of looking at things which far outstripped the workshop content. It was the opportunity to have a different setting, and a change from the normal pace that freed me up in my mind.

So, what are the activities and behaviors which can give you rest?

Prayer: Even in our activity Lord, rest in you is peace, Amen

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