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Genesis 2:2-3 And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.
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As I read scripture the word rest spoke into my heart. What does it mean to rest? More importantly, what does it mean to rest on the Sabbath day . God, our creator created everything in six days, and rested on the seventh day. Yet, it seems hard to rest on the seventh day. To just become still. I have to admit it appears that my body will follow this commandment from God, but my mind sometimes, would be all over the place. Have this or does this happen to you sometimes? I had prayed, and asked God to convict me when I get busy after service with other things that was taking my attention from Him. My prayers were answered. The Holy Spirit ,would convict me. Busyness in anything that consumes God’s time is a Sin!
I mean your heart wants to just focus on God, but the enemy just keep our minds so busy that we are already planning for tomorrow, or worrying about the worldly things that keeps us from what God commands of us. Like worrying over bills, or the illness of a love one, if that new love of our life will call or not. Or for some, partying with friends. Rest, means to rest, and dwell in the house of God wholeheartedly. It’s not easy to do. I have five children, and I use it to my benefit to spend family time by sharing God, by just being together, and sharing a spiritual family movie. Last Sunday, we watched Joshua, and it was a great movie with a great lesson.
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The lesson we obtained from this movie was to teach others to, ” Love God more than to fear Him.” The movie displayed how much we need Him in our hearts each and everyday. I say our heart because the heart is what stimulates our reactions to others, and actions we take. If we harbor fear in our hearts then our actions to triumph, fail. If we harbor bitterness then the heart doesn’t forgive . If the heart harbors hate then it rebukes love. If anger is present then revenge becomes our weapon. So we must rest so our hearts are ready to receive, and then to give. We must spend time with our children, and share God’s desires of them too.
Exodus 20:8-10 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates…”
We must invest our time in God’s word by resting in Him. It allows us to receive, and then give to others by spreading His love the right way, and the only way. Our children must rest too.
Investing time with God is the best investment there is. Rest on the seventh day. It is a day for you to rest in Him. A time to share the intimate parts of you. A time to reveal those secret confessions. A time to just be. How awesome is that? Don’t miss it for the world because the world can’t get you to Heaven.
I love you and take the journey to REST. Glory to God! I just want you, and I to love on the Lord. Perhaps you are pre-judging someone’s walk with God. Maybe you are feeling bitter. Perhaps you have been wounded, and are seeking revenge. Perhaps you have a lying tongue that needs to be rescued. Maybe you are considering to give up on God. Are you fighting with a family member who doesn’t love you back? A spouse who doesn’t spend time with you? It doesn’t matter what it is, there has been a private (rest time) for you, and God. Don’t miss the appointment with Him. Be blessed because Jesus want to bless you. Be at peace because Jesus is your peace. Lay your problems with Him.
Shenine – A Woman After God’s Own Heart