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Scriptural Rx: REST

24 Feb

 

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We now live in a fast-paced world. It looks like riding a train picking up passengers which I would like to compare as technological advancements from computers, iPhones, iPads, tablets, etc. The train also picks up new strain of viruses and bacteria. It also includes stresses at home, work, church and other civic organizations aside from our own personal issues. We are constantly pulled in different directions.

I know it’s quite inevitable at this time and age but we are not made to be on the go everyday with little rest.

So how do we rest?

1. God said, “Six days you are to do your work, but on the seventh day you shall  cease from labor.” (Exodus 23:12)

2. On the seventh day, we should observe a holy day,  a sabbath of complete rest to the LORD.  (Exodus 35:2)

3. God’s presence shall go with you and He will give you rest. (Exodus 33:14)

The 3 pointers could be summed up in having one-day-a-week of rest for ourselves and at the same time a holy day for the Lord by giving him praise and worship in the church. If you are spending time in the Lord’s presence, you will immediately feel refreshed for His Word doesn’t come back void when spoken. It has a spiritual power of giving us rest for our souls. God said in Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

You see the Bible has a lot of promises and covers everything that you are facing with. You just have to spend time with the Word and talk to him in prayer for your Father in heaven is not only interested in the big issues but in every detail of your life. He is open 24/7, and all He’s waiting for is for you to act.

 

 

 

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2 responses to “Scriptural Rx: REST

  1. Brian J. Yu

    February 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Our society puts a lot of pressure on us to be “busy.” In fact, for some odd reason, we feel bad if we take a whole day to rest. But there’s so much wisdom in God commanding us to do so. We can’t live out the 6 days properly if we aren’t being refreshed by God and being grounded in Him on that one day.

    I wrote a similar blog entry over a month ago if you’re interested in reading it. http://www.SimplicityAndBeyond.com/blog/2016/1/11/energy-keeping-a-weekly-sabbath

     
    • ReDiscover at 40

      February 25, 2016 at 2:52 am

      Yes Brian and being busy doesn’t mean that we’re being productive but nevertheless we do need the sabbath rest so we can fulfill God’s purpose in our lives. BTW, I like your blog.

       

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