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Anjuli grew up as a missionary kid secretly wondering, “Why does everyone else understand what a relationship with Jesus is, but me?” It wasn’t until she ran into her fears instead of from them, that Anjuli found her voice and the love of God meeting her there. She is a...

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  1. Thank you for this fresh perspective on rest, Anjuli. I completely identify with getting energy from being productive, but hadn’t realised why I struggle to rest and do nothing. Thank you for showing me that by resting I let God do some of his wonderful work.

  2. Anjuli,
    Beautiful post! I got this crazy image in my head while reading your post. It’s like we’re riding a bike and the “surgeon” is having to run alongside us to try to provide life-saving surgery. It’s ludicrous to think that a surgeon would have to catch up with us in order to save our life. Likewise, God, the great Surgeon, needs me to be still and resting (not running and moving) in order to perform the necessary work on my heart. If I know what’s good for me…I will rest. Sometimes the very hardest thing is to just…be…still.
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

  3. What a true and timely word this morning. When our world seems upside down, unpredictable or not going the way we had imagined it would, our first response (my first response) is to try to fix it. I will exhaust myself looking for answers and ways to make things better, fill my time with busyness so I don’t have to slow down and feel the tangled mess I have somehow managed to weave. God knows this tangled mess. He loves every part of this tangled mess. He knows me intricately because he knit me together in my mother’s womb. He knows the trials I would face. He has the answers I am seeking (in my own strength, and failing miserably). He knows exactly what is needed to slowly and carefully untangle these messy inner workings, that I may be whole, healed, and fruitful in his name. But first, I must empty my hands of striving to figure it out, rest at His feet and listen for His voice.

  4. Oof, this is a hard hitter for me. I’m going away next week to rest, having not had a week off since November last year. Work is my default, and I’ve wracked up so many unhealthy habits of staying up late, skipping meals, bottling emotions, keeping people at arms length while I work my tail off in ministry. What a combo. One of my aims in going away is to both rest, and rework my routines into something sustainable. Working to rest is such a timely concept for me. Thankyou.

  5. Thank you Anjuli! This post helped me. I am feeling all tangled up in these crazy times and can always use the reminder to allow God to do his work in my heart and soul.
    Thank you again friend!
    ❤️ erin

  6. Anjuli,

    Women, especially, feel the need to keep moving. There is always so much to do, or so we think. We feel like we have to do it all or it won’t get done-or not done right. May be we feel the need to prove ourselves. Perhaps we’re afraid that God will find out our deepest secrets or reveal something in us that we don’t like. No matter the reason God needs us to be still in order to do a work on & in us. It is only when we stop our striving that we can allow God to heal our weary souls & input His peace into our hearts & Minds. Now more than ever with all the pandemic, civil unrest & election madness we need God to help settle & heal our worn out weary souls & bodies. We need tranquil times to just be & know that He has this. Jesus went away prayed & rested from His labors. How much more do we need this now!

    Blessings 🙂

  7. I’m another one who has to fight against perpetual busy-ness. With you “I want to be fully present with the world, others, and God. I, too, need grace to not accomplish something.” It’s definitely a learning process for some of us! Thank you for sharing your insights, Anjuli.

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