Lord, let Your Rest take hold deeper & deeper in my life!
You don't need it deeper...You already have it as deep as it can be. I gave it to you, remember?
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.
I gave you REST when I gave you MYSELF!
What you need is to live from Me your Sabbath Rest. I'm the One Who dwells deep in your spirit, in the eternal realm.
Live from ME united to you deep in your spirit, so that My rest can permeate the outer levels of your being, in the temporal realm...your soul and your body....and then pour forth to others.
But how can I do that, Lord?
Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
You will find rest as you take MY yoke upon yourself, moving as I move, stopping as I stop, speaking as I speak, doing as I do...
And learn from Me...by stopping and spending time with our Father...letting Him speak and refresh you, as He did Me. He is the Revealer of mysteries...He leads you into restful service because My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Thank you, Lord! I receive Your mysteries revealed by You to my resting, learning heart because...
The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us...that we may follow all [His] words. Deut 29:29 NIV
His revealed mysteries for me this week...that I may live from His Sabbath Rest...my Lord Jesus Christ. Maybe for you too?
1. His rest is His adequacy:
Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God, who also made us adequate as servants of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Cor 3:5-6
2. His rest is His fullness:
For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form, and in Him you have been made full... Col 2:9-10
3. His rest is His grace:
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me did not prove vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God [united]with me. 1Cor 15:10
4. His rest is His power:
And when I came to you, brethren, I did not come with superiority of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. I was with you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling, and my message and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith would not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God. 1Cor 2:1-5
5. His rest is His life:
I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Gal 2:20
You may like to read these beautiful sermons by Ray Stedman:
Jesus, I am Working, Working...how to work but not work :)
Jesus, I am Coming, Coming...including some great excerpts from Oswald Chambers' My Utmost for His Highest