“FOR THE LORD HATH DEALT BOUNTIFULLY WITH THEE.” If you think about this statement the “O my soul,”part is striking. Something more formative than our own earthly soul is calling to put our soul to rest. It has been said each of us has our own individual and unique Lord that actually bountifully animates us! Remember also that the Lord that animates our soul is a Lord of the LORD of Lords. As we consider the Oneness of God let us know there is something so solid, so real, so constant that the awareness of ourselves may come to rest in. This verse opens a door to the knowing of a greater peace in our temporal soul as well as the greater action of the working of God through us as we position ourselves to listen and attend to the callings of our Lord of the LORD. As we do so we may find that we are at rest in acting accordingly. May we know the following: RETURN UNTO THY REST AND THY ACTION, O MY SOUL.
Sometimes we may need the discipline of the rod to come our senses so we can more fully appreciate the gentle touch of the staff of the Lord. Either way the Lord is always with us. As we do discipline ourselves that we may know more continually the beauty of His love we treasure the life we do have. Rest in His love.
Can you receive these words into your heart? Can you hear them and come to rest. These are words given to us my our Lord calling us to simply come to rest. Yes we do have things to do and at the same time can we be at rest in our soul. At rest allowing the currents of life that come from the Lord to fill our soul. Here we do come to rest. As we do so we are naturally filled with thanksgiving.