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Dry Docking. This bores me greatly.

I’d rather face the roar of crashing waves while the wind forcefully blows on my face. I am sailing and most importantly I am moving…ahead.

This is the excitement and adventure of making progress. Getting things done. And that’s how I like it.

But, any experienced seaman knows there’s a time to dry dock the ship. Just as our experienced Creator knows there’s a time to dry dock our hearts.

This, my friends, is known as a season of rest. 

It’s awkward and uncomfortable. My heart is completely exposed as I’m stilled before the Lord.

And while I rest,  I begin to grow.

The term ‘dry docking’ is the process in which a large dock is emptied of water, and then used for building or repairing a ship below its water line. As this occurs the hull of the ship is completely exposed.

Much like resting in the Lord exposes the areas in our own hearts that need supernatural repair.

Resting isn’t a lackadaisical stroll, it actually takes effort. It demands courage, strength, and a load of faith such as:

  • The courage to omit the opinions and criticisms of others. Even those derived from within my own self
  • The strength to face each day with the fact that He is in control of my life and I can trust His voice
  • And the faith to believe in what He is telling me to do despite all the strings pulling me in several different directions

These are the scriptures the Lord shared with me this morning as He spoke about rest.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

We know this passage captures the heart of God as Moses prepared the hearts of both Joshua (his successor) and the Israelites to enter into the promised land. I personally wouldn’t have chosen this verse in a response to rest. But, He is all knowing and incredibly wise. So, I sat and listened as the Holy Spirit began to speak:

“When the Lord calls you into a time of rest, it serves as preparation for what’s coming up next.”

If the Lord is speaking to us about rest, we must rest, beloved. Because the road ahead will require us to give all we have, we may miss out on some amazing opportunities if we are not rested in advance.

May we heed to the words of Jesus in Mark 6:31 when He spoke: “come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

Dry docking: A place of growth and refinement through rest. And you are invited!

Join His Daily Dose (our entire team including the Board of Directors, our prayer team, and myself and Keith as our editor) starting Monday, November 17, 2014 in intentionally resting before the Lord for the next 7 weeks. More details on this season will be revealed during the course of this week.

Thank you for choosing His Daily Dose! 

 

**Originally posted in February 2013

Photo provided by: Keith Becker

Dry Docking – A Time and Season to Rest

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A Simple Break with Jesus

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.” Psalm 91:1 

After much prayer and careful consideration, I will be stepping away from writing this week in order to rest and recharge while finishing up the final edits for the public release of our upcoming eBook (coming very soon). So, while I’m resting with my Savior and preparing this exciting new book for you all to read, please continue to enjoy any of the following “top rated” posts from the past several months. And keep in mind, that while I am on a brief blog-writing hiatus, I will continue to provide daily “top rated posts” that you can browse through and enjoy each morning. To God be the glory!

“The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’ The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” Lamentations 3:24-26 

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 

May the Lord grant you incredible favor, rest, peace, and joy as you seek His will for your life each and every day. He is an abundantly faithful and generous God who loves to richly lavish us with His mighty favor and blessings. May His will alone be done within you, beloved. And may He always be glorified through this site. Blessings to you.

3 Top Rated Posts to enjoy:

Claiming the Unseen 

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What Happens When God Goes Silent 

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The Gateway to a Successful Life 

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DryDock

It was early this morning while sipping hot coffee from a Peanuts mug, and chatting with Jesus, that He  kindly requested this post to once again be shared with His beloved.  If you have entered into a season of rest, or know of someone who is learning to ‘be still’, then please pass this along and enjoy.

Dry Docking.

This bores me greatly.

I’d rather face the roar of crashing waves while the wind forcefully blows on my face. I am sailing and most importantly I am moving…ahead.

This is the excitement and adventure of making progress. Getting things done. And that’s how I like it.

But, any experienced seaman knows there’s a time to dry dock the ship. Just as our experienced Creator knows there’s a time to dry dock our hearts.

This, my friends, is known as a season of rest. 

It’s awkward and uncomfortable. My heart is completely exposed as I’m stilled before the Lord.

And while I rest,  I begin to grow.

The term ‘dry docking’ is the process in which a large dock is emptied of water, and then used for building or repairing a ship below its water line.

As this occurs the hull of the ship is completely exposed.

Much like resting in the Lord exposes the areas in our own hearts that need supernatural repair.

Resting isn’t a lackadaisical stroll, it actually takes effort.

It demands courage, strength, and a load of faith.

  • The courage to omit the opinions and criticisms of others. Even those derived from within my own self.
  • The strength to face each day with the fact that He is in control of my life and I can trust His voice.
  • And the faith to believe in what He is telling me to do despite all the strings pulling me in several different directions.

These are the scriptures the Lord shared with me this morning as He spoke about rest.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

We know this passage captures the heart of God as Moses prepared the hearts of both Joshua (his successor) and the Israelites to enter into the promised land.

I personally wouldn’t have chosen this verse in a response to rest. But, He is all knowing and incredibly wise. So, I sat and listened as the Holy Spirit began to speak:

“When the Lord calls you into a time of rest, it serves as preparation for what’s coming up next.”

If the Lord is speaking to us about rest, we must rest, beloved. Because the road ahead will require us to give all we have, we may miss out on some amazing opportunities if we are not rested in advance.

May we heed to the words of Jesus in Mark 6:31 when He spoke: “come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

Dry docking: A place of growth and refinement through rest.

**Originally posted in February 2013

Photo provided by: Keith Becker

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