Category Archives: Rest

Schedule & Practice

Ps.142:5&7 Then I pray to you, O Lord. I say, “You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life. Bring me out of prison so I can thank you. The godly will crowd around me, for you are good to me.”

 

I used to be a workaholic. But now, I am a recovered workaholic. I know some people still believe that I am a workaholic. My colleagues probably still think I am a workaholic, but I am not. I used to be a work junkie, Read the rest of this entry

As You Go

Ex.35:2 (TLB) “Work six days only; the seventh day is a day of solemn rest, a holy day to be used to worship Jehovah; anyone working on that day must die.”

 

God wired leisure into creation. Gen.2:1-3 So the creation of the heavens and the earth and everything in them was completed. On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work. And God blessed the seventh day and declared it holy, because it was the day when he rested from all his work of creation.” Read the rest of this entry

Behold

Matt.11:28(TLB) Come to me and I will give you rest—all of you who work so hard beneath a heavy yoke. Wear my yoke—for it fits perfectly—and let me teach you; for I am gentle and humble, and you shall find rest for your souls; for I give you only light burdens.”

A lady called me at least twenty-four times in the early hours of the morning. I did not pick the calls. Later in the day, I returned the call and she was telling me, Read the rest of this entry

True Freedom

Eze.34:14 (GNT) “I will let them graze in safety in the mountain meadows and the valleys and in all the green pastures of the land of Israel. 15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will find them a place to rest. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken.

What we discover as we walk with God in freedom is that God is more than enough. God is not just enough, or to get us by, God is more than enough. Psalm 23 is a Psalm that most of us can recite by heart. Read the rest of this entry

Gift Rest

Matt.11:28 “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

 

Helping another person find rest actually gives glory to God. There are people around you that need rest; locate them and take practical steps to help them find rest. Single parenting in my opinion is one of the toughest jobs on earth.

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Find Rest

Ex.20: 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything in them; but on the seventh day he rested.”

 

Find time to rest! This is not a suggestion, it is an instruction. Rest is not the exclusive preserve for a privileged few. If you are a student, resting would mean taking a break from studying and just playing.

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Time Off

Ex.34:21 (VOICE) “ You are to work for six days; but when the seventh day arrives, you are to observe the Sabbath and rest. Even when it is the time to plough and harvest, you must still rest on the seventh day.”

 

The story most times is, a lot of people feel burdened with what they have to do tomorrow. The burden for tomorrow’s work is often more than the pleasure we find in what God has already enabled us to do today. Just calm down.

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Break Time!

PS.121:3 (KJV) “…He that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel neither slumber nor sleep.”

 

Why would a God that never gets tired take a break? God is limitless. God could actually have completed all of creation’s work in a day but He did not. God is showing us that we do not have to do everything in one day.

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Resting?

Ex.20: 8 “Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. 9 You have six days each week for your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God…”

 

Traditionally, the Sabbath day falls on a Saturday. This is the reason the Jews still go to the synagogue on Saturday. But the early church moved their day of worship to Sunday in honour of Christ’s resurrection and the headship of Jesus.

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Practical Rest

Heb.4:9 “So there is a special rest still waiting for the people of God. 10 For all who have entered into God’s rest have rested from their labours, just as God did after creating the world.”

 

The question on our minds is how practical is it to rest in today’s world where everything seems to be happening at jet speed. Yesterday, I shared with you something I also learnt from Rick Warren and it has changed my life totally. I learnt to do three things: deflect daily, withdraw weekly and abandon annually. Read the rest of this entry