soaking in the Biblical?
are some scriptures that call us to ‘lie down’, ‘wait’, ‘rest’,
‘listen’ and be ‘quiet’: In affect to focus and meditate on God.
LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in
green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my
what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: "In
repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is
have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its
mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.
gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will
soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they
will walk and not be faint.
you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.
still before the LORD and wait patiently for him.
a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what
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.
all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no
money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and
without cost. Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor
on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will
delight in the richest of fare. Give ear and come to me; hear me,
that your soul may live.
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.
for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without
fear of harm.
Scriptures taken from the New International Version
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