I wrote a post using this same verse last spring, but yesterday morning I had an unusual experience and woke up with the words of this verse being the first thing on my mind. It was a beautiful autumn day here in the Pacific Northwest and, since it was my husband's day off, we decided to drive to the beach. Walking beside the sea is my favorite place to talk to God. While I was walking He downloaded some thoughts into my heart about this verse that I hadn't written about in my previous post, so I thought I'd share them here.
In order to return to God and experience the peace and rest that He wants to give us, we have to relinquish ourselves to Him. To relinquish means to voluntarily cease to keep or claim; to give up. Since you are reading this post on a Christian website, then the odds are that you have at one time asked Jesus Christ to be your Savior and Lord. You relinquished yourself to Him. But you and I both know how easy it is to, thought by thought, word by word, action by action, start running your own show again. Sometimes we have to return to that place of relinquishment. (Join me for the rest of this post on Sunday, October 30th, at Woman to Woman Ministries where each Sunday I share a bit of Sunday Soul Food!)