November 2, 2020
There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God: for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us therefore make every effort to enter that rest… Hebrews 4:9-11
Life can become mundane. Although the certainty of routine is essential for success in our lives, routines are not always the best for our spiritual connection, for our soul’s nourishment with our Father’s presence on the mind. What’s needed is recreation…re-“creating” the world around us and shaping anew our lives.
Routines of Life
When a person escapes life, there is something left undone behind them. This is considered running from one’s problems. As Christ followers, our movement towards something, towards the movement of His Spirit, is what we truly, deeply desire. The thought of moving forward that brings about positive change in our lives. As so, re-“creating,” intentionally, is an experience of self-actualization that our souls crave, awakening our conscious selves in the very moment, in the silence and peace of the unknown.
The routines of our lives bring about comfort, and so, recreation is the breaking of comfort from routine. This break from routine allows us to embrace the beauty of the unknown and the rest that is given in belief, in faith.
What Would Jesus Do?
Jesus often went to the mountain, alone. I wonder how quiet and peaceful He must have found Himself there. I wonder how deep into silence His alone time with the Father must have been. I wonder if this dynamic of isolation from routine is where many of our desires are found.
Think of the kind of lives people lived in those times. Exploring creation was the thing to do! And, as Image Bearers of God, we have this inner-connection with God for creating, recreating, and ruling just as God did and does. To be a child of God is to be like Him, to listen and follow His Spirit (Romans 8:14; John 1:12).
What is God’s Spirit telling you to do today? Where is He leading you into the unknown, into re-“creating” in the world today? Where is the promised land He is guiding you toward? How will you grow anew with the blessings around you? Where are your mountains? Will you climb down if you make it to the top?
What does it take to recreate your life today? How can you intentionally recreate this world? Isn’t that what Light is all about?