Friday, November 14, 2008

Finding Rest for My Soul

I have been listening to Christian minister Graham Cooke's CD "Overcoming Negativity Through Rest" that my dear friend Carole Rosenfarb gave me when she saw that I was feeling stalled in my spiritual walk with the Lord. It's not that I wasn't praying, reading the Bible and believing God, I just wanted more.

I am happy to say that my life is changing from the inside out. I have peace and am finally getting what Jesus meant when he said "Take my yoke upon you; for my yoke is easy and my burden is light." He gives us the opportunity to walk beside him every minute of the day. That is the beginning of rest. And it keeps on getting better. Jesus offers a life free of anxiety and worry. After all, who can add one thing to his life through worrying about it?

Graham says that our place of greatest comfort is right where we are now, and that is where the Holy Spirit wants to come and kiss us.

There is so much more- like we can change the atmosphere around us for the better just because it's us, because it's you. You and Jesus together make a majority.

I have noticed a difference when I am walking in a spirit of gentleness, whether it's in yoga class or the grocery store,people respond to the love of Jesus in me. Self consciousness flees because it has nothing to do with me and everything to do with the Holy Spirit.

I have been loving the opportunity to read and review Christian fiction because it always offers hope and comfort to my soul. I am still seeking out my "calling", trying to find my little piece that I can contribute. I can pray. I can be kind and gentle with myself and others. I think it's a pretty good start.

1 comment:

Elsa said...

That's so wonderful, and very incouraging!