by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – God Has A Better Place For You
Editor’s note: Doubling down on lack of all understanding of what words actually mean is Nancy Campbell insisting that quivering mothers with broods of children live in rest. Yes, she is talking about a mental/emotional/spiritual rest but it is very different than the realities of serving in a large family. It’s easy for Nancy to rest as she has a staff of Above Rubies girl interns doing the hard stuff and before that a pile of African adoptees working, at least before she disappeared them. This is exactly the kind of thinking in quiverfull that will make you lose your mind trying to carry it out another with ten million other rules.
Where are you today, mother? Bewildered? In confusion? In despair? In the pit of self-pity? Your stomach is tied in knots?. God has a better place for you.
His plan for you is to live in rest. Christ Jesus lives in rest. Nothing takes Him by surprise. Nothing gets Him in a panic. And if you have received Him into your life He lives in you. And you live in Him. Therefore, Positionally you live in rest (John 15:5-7).
It’s your enemy who wants to rob you from your place of rest. Come on now, don’t let him have the victory. Confess out loud the words of the psalmist: “RETURN UNTO YOUR REST, O my soul” (Psalm 116:7). If you have left this place, RETURN! You may have to say it more than once! And as you confess it, you must let go your burden, your bitterness, or your concern–and trust God with it!