Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart. And you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is wash and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30
Every night before I go to sleep I close my eyes and I pray.
Before I start my prayer, I envision this verse and I see myself at the feet of God asking for the rest He promises us.
When I do this I feel a sense of relief and peace. It makes my prayer so much easier. My focus is right where it should be, and I can feel Him surrounding me. His love is meant to surround us and fill our souls. It is only “optional” should you choose to not let yourself be enveloped by His never ending grace and forgiveness.
When you push His love aside and let the worlds’ anxiety’s and fears control you, you are leaving no room for God. How can He help you if you have the door to your heart and mind closed?
I urge you to try this next time you find yourself with a quiet moment for prayer before bed, or even when you get up to start your morning.
Wake before the children and husband and bustle of life start. Take just twenty minutes to yourself to spend in His presence and see what kind of a difference it makes for your day.