Saturday, January 29, 2011

Resting doesn't mean you are lazy.

WOW!  I am reading in the news about unrest all over the world.  Riots in Egypt, in Albania, in Yemen, in Paris, in Tunisia and other places.  There are not many places to go that you can find peace and quiet.

On a personal level, a lot of people I know are going through hard trying times that leave them feeling anything but rested.  There is not a lot of peace and quiet for them.  Sometimes the stress and turmoil of day to day life can wear you out.  But, you go to bed and wake up the next day just as tired as when you went to bed.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to just feel rested???  Just to have peace of mind and REST.  No matter what is going on around us...  to have rest and peace.  Is it a fantasy that will never happen?

No.  It IS reality,  Jesus said in Matthew 11:28, "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

Hebrews chapters 3 and 4 give specific reasons why people cannot achieve "God's rest".  But, He also gives specific instructions on how to achieve "God's rest".  To put the information in those two chapters into just a few words:

If rest you want to achieve,
God says, "You MUST believe!"

The rest of the Lord doesn't mean we are lazy as a warthog... nope!  It means we are rested in the way that an areobic trained athlete is rested... it means we can stand and fight longer without being tired!!!  Isn't God just a master of paradoxes?  He uses the weak things of earth to show His might.  He uses the foolish things of the world to confound the wise.  And, here we learn that the rest of the Lord means strength to fight harder!

We need to declare that we have VICTORY... We BELIEVE God... We enter into His mighty REST!

Praying today for:
The nation of Egypt
The state of Arkansas

Remember, Nana loves you!!!!!!!!

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