Revelation

Entering into Sabbath rest strips away our human activity for activity's sake, placing us into an extended season of ambiguity which makes us flail for control. It's at this point that God takes the conversation about our lives even deeper. In the ambiguity of just waiting before God, He reveals how much we’d like to think we’re in control, but really are not. God reveals how much we are loved just for being who we are even when we aren’t accomplishing anything (something very awkward and uncomfortable for beings so used to being loved if and loved when, not loved just because). God reveals how capable He is in providing for our every need without any of our help. God takes the conversation deeper to renew us, refine us, and transform us into a different kind of person. What kind of person?  We are transformed into the kind of person who knows Him, and in knowing Him we become those who experience “the peace (shalom) of God which transcends all understanding” (Philippians 4:7). So many of us say, "I want to know God more," but the deeper question is - are we willing to enter a season of rest that will feel quite awkward in order to actually know God more?