My Daughter’s Rest

Do you ever look at those cute sayings you see and some of them are on vinyl for the wall? Bible verses, quotes, even butterflies. I recall reading one about daughters, it went something like, ” Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move mountains ”

Mothers will tell you getting children to rest or sleep, even daughters can be a challenge. Most might get into a soothing routine, a bath, a story but other strong willed ones require consistency and discipline. When I did day care we always settled in for a nap with a full belly and soft music, most of the children slept.

But, in my experience, though I am certainly aware of Mark 11:23 & 24, while I might be sleeping and speaking to my mountains to move, doing my best not to doubt, even though I don’t see it being cast into the sea right away, I believe it is truly Jesus moving them, not us, as daughters, we have to give Him the glory.

And too often, far too often, I would say. We pray, and perhaps believe we receive, but then we are not resting in Him and the promise, we start to dig. We put on our garden gloves and grab a shovel, and start to move our mountain, and we are exhausted. Even with little mountains, much less the big ones.

Have you ever seen an old movie and in the army, the new recruits will be put on KP or some other task, I have seen them move piles of dirt from one place to another or rocks. It is the same in the spiritual. I have seen the training also where a group of Irishmen were made to run with backpacks of rocks, now that is something I am sure I could not do. Sleep or not.

But we are so prone to pray and then fix it ourselves. Whether it is innate maternal instinct or just the sensitive nature of some one, and it could be people pleasing, fear of missing out, comparing our lives to others, lots of reasons. And for whatever reason, we simply give up our rest, not only sleep, but sometimes the sleep of the beloved which He gives us. Psalm 127:2. When we do we are refusing to rest, the rest He offers, and we never want to do that like in the Old Testament, it made God angry.

So whether the cute saying is just that or real in a sense, especially, In Christ. Let’s rest as daughters, teach our daughters to rest, and move the mountains with His words, by letting Him move them for us. He is our rock and we can speak to Him, and thank Him, bless His holy name. We can receive what we pray for and move those mountains. This is a daughter’s rest, faith in Him and in His name.

He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen. ” Matthew 20:21

Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Mark 11:23

Remember, when Jesus explains the fig tree, He cursed it because it was in bloom but had no fruit, and in the parable when the birds come and lodge in the tree that has grown from a mustard seed of faith, they represent demons, the devil goes after faith, but like He said, ” Don’t be afraid, only believe. ”

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