|SCRIPTURE: He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” (Psalm 23:2-3 NIV)|
The imagery in this snippet of the most known and beloved of all psalms could not be more soothing for women today. How often do we wish for nothing more than to “lie down,” to enjoy peace and quiet, to rest and revive in the midst of our harried lives?
If we think it is God who demands superhuman effort and impossible schedules, we are wrong. God wants us to move steadily forward on our journey through life (Psalm 84:5-7), but rest and refreshment along the way are an integral part of His plan. He makes us lie down in verdant, nourishing “pasture” of His presence. He does not leave us in the desert but leads us directly to the banks of quiet pools of refreshment-if only we will follow. When we cooperate with the rejuvenating rhythms He has ordained for us each day, we will be physically, emotionally, and spiritually restored so that we can renew our pilgrimage and follow Him for eternity.
Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee
(Executive Director, Salt and Light Ministries)Salt and Light Ministries
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