( Part 3 of The Gift of Rest )
Regardless of where you are in life, realize that in every stage of your journey, “rest” is required for you to level up to the next phase. Remember that even God rested & was refreshed after His work. He wants us to do the same, because resting allows us to appreciate the journey & not just the destination. It is a gift that He really wants us to enjoy.
[ "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10 ]
God doesn’t want us to be tired all the time. He wants us to rest. In fact, commands us to do it. As Christians, we all need to take a break to restore ourselves. Taking the time to rest allows us breathe in and discover God’s comforting embrace in the midst of our busy schedules.
[ Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." -Matthew 11:28 ]
Money can never give us true peace and satisfaction. And whenever we put our trust in our own strength, we will realize later on that all our efforts is still not enough. God is reminding us today that everything in this world can fail us. The only thing that holds up when the going gets tough is our faith in God. So if you want peace of mind right now, remind yourself that the only security that you need in your life is the Lord. You are safe with Him. Just trust Him.
[ Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." - Hebrews 13:5 ]
Do you want to be successful in everything you put your hands to? Do you want your business or work life to flourish? The Bible says, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” If we want to experience 100% success, let’s listen to God’s specific instructions & make a choice to follow it.
[ "Give generously to them (the poor) and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to." - Deuteronomy 15:10 ]
We will never understand God’s entire plan, our minds are much too small to comprehend His infinite wisdom. Maybe you have been waiting for God to move, but God is also waiting for you to show your faith by obeying His leading and direction. This is a new day! Stretch your faith and begin to follow God’s will for you.
“Take delight in the Lord and He will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and He will help you.” Psalm 37:4-5
Can anything separate us from the love of Jesus? The Bible declares, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from His love. Jesus wants to be one with us and share His glory. He came that we may have life and have it abundantly.
[ "Indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." - Romans 8:39 ]
Where can we find true happiness? In the Bible, Jesus shared with us the great formula for happiness. By having a pure heart and a good attitude in a difficult situation, we open the door for God’s Presence to enter our lives. In God, we can experience a deep sense of happiness that nothing or nobody can ever give us.
“Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” -Psalm 51:10
There are times in our lives when our money, strength, talent or loved ones can’t give us what we need. If you find yourself in a place where what you need is impossible to achieve, that’s when you will realize that JESUS is all you need. Seek Him. No problem is too hard for Him.
[ "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us..."-Ephesians 3:20 ]
If your life is filled with worry, start refilling it with the reality of what you have in the Lord. Jesus said, “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it! So that I can give glory to My Father.” When we begin to perceive the glory of the Lord, anything is possible!
[ "Everything is possible for him who believes." - Mark 9:23 ]
Tough trials makes life complicated for us. But God has promised that He will guide us along the best pathway for our life. He is always there to advice and watch over us. As a Christian, being able to hear that “still, small voice” of God’s Spirit in times of trouble is our best weapon to win the battles that come our way each day.
[ "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you."- John 14:26 ]