Servant of God, John the Gardener
"Let us be on our guard while the promise of entering into his rest remains, that none of you seem to have failed."
What a perfect scripture for the second week of January. Many of us make resolutions for the new year, and already, many of us are starting to lose our resolve. The writer of the letter reminds us to keep our resolve and not fall into old habits so that we may enter God's rest.
One more thing: Who could use a nap? I know I could!! The thought of entering God's rest sounds so wonderful. On the seventh day He rested and He invites each of us to rest with Him eternally in heaven. You may have heard the old saying, "There's plenty of time for sleep when I'm dead." Well, the adage bears true. There is an eternity of rest in God awaiting me. Right now, I have to stay focussed on doing the work he sent me here to do - mothering these precious children!
Prayer: Father in heaven, I look forward to resting with you in eternity. While I am here on earth, give me the energy and stamina to do your work. When mothering wears me out, send me a renewed spirit so that I am able to parent my children as you wish me to. I ask this in the name of your son, Jesus. Amen. John the Gardener, pray for me.