Every day you and I face a variety of choices regarding the path we take. Many things influence our decisions for both good and bad, yet God wants us to choose daily to walk according to His ways. Over the next 10 days I will be sharing from the devotional journal, “Walk This Way”, with the prayer that it helps you to grow in your walk with God as you pursue a greater understanding of the path He calls you to.
Here is day twenty-two with an important reminder that walking God’s way will lead you on a path of rest.
Walk a Path of Rest
This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’“
Jeremiah 6:16 (NIV)
Are you weary? Do you ever feel that you are carrying a burden that is simply too large for you? Do you ever have times when you feel that your soul is at complete rest with God? What leads to those times? What seems to prevent those times from happening? Would having a soul at rest help you experience physical rest? Does a lack of physical rest make it more difficult to be at rest in your spirit? How important do you think your rest is to God?
Through Jeremiah, God instructs His people to look for the ancient paths and discover a good way where we will find a path of rest. The people of Jeremiah’s day refused to walk in it and many times we stubbornly follow suit. As you pray, ask God to help you seek out His ways that you would have respect for His instructions of old. Pray that you would find rest for your soul as you choose to follow His ways and not fight against Him. Pray that you would value rest for both body and soul as you recognize God’s intent in establishing the importance of a sabbath day each week.