Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The 'Secret' Rest


Today as I side in the midst of the night and as my family rests their weary hearts, I am reminded of the song “Secrets” that is played by the Piano Guys. If you remember though the actual song was first written by OneRepublic. 

I don't really know much about either of these bands but the music in this song has always spoke to my heart and honestly, I am still trying to figure out why, LOL.  It could be that there is something I need to get off my chest or the fact that I am really working at spending more time growing in my faith journey. It could have something to do with what the world is facing right now. Either way, I thought I'd share a few Lyrics from the song with you before I continue this post...
Tell me what you want to hear
Something that will light those ears
Sick of all the insincere
So I'm gonna give all my secrets away
This time don't need another perfect lie
Don't care if critics ever jump in line
I'm gonna give all my secrets away 
There are more lyrics to this song but these lyrics speak to the message of this post. 

God wants all of us to be sincere in our faith. This doesn't mean that we "tell him what he wants to hear" because he already knows. It means that we choose not to hold things in. Instead we can "give all our 'secrets' away" to him.  


Have you ever really read this verse in Matthew?
“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 easy and my burden is light,” (Matt 11:28-30 NIV).
 When I first read this verse I thought it meant that if I go to Christ with my concerns that he would simply take them away and nothing would ever go wrong. Honestly, it always frustrated me that he didn't just "take them away." As I have grown in my faith through I have learned that the "rest" Jesus was referring to when he gave this message what "the resting of His embrace upon our weary souls."

Being sincere in our faith requires that we give everything completely to Him "who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think," (Eph. 3:20 NLT). I believe with all my heart that God longs for us to be close to His embrace.


When one hugs another it does one of two things, it brings comfort or vulnerability. While it is not always comfortable to open ourselves up so much, once we do there is always, and will always be, that little feeling of relief to comes. When we "give all our secrets away" the same feeling that awakens within the very depths of our soul, awakens His loving embrace. This is the rest Jesus was speaking about.

So don't hesitate to give your secrets away to Jesus, in giving them to him and embracing a sincere faith, we will indeed find rest for our weary souls.

Thanks again for visiting "The Gathering Room"

Stand Strong and continue to believe the teachings given to you... (2 Thes. 2:15b NCV),


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