A place called rest

So many of us today are sweating to get and do what God wants to do for us.
Striving, struggling and stressin’
That’s not Gods best!
We are trying to figure out how we’re going to make this happen, how we’re going to make that happen.
Having thoughts like,if I put this like that I’ll get these results. We’re running in circles, not being efficient nor effective.
We say we trust God, but really we don’t. If we did we would be at rest!
I can hear some of you now, “Yeah but”,how about you get your but out of the way.

1 Corinthians 1:30
But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, ( are you in Christ Jesus)who of God is made unto us wisdom,

Jesus has been made unto us WISDOM which means we can lean into Him and pull out wisdom,and that wisdom will teach us how to be efficient, creative, and effective in every area of our lives.

(I have to interject something right here, I thank God for my pastor Dr. Creflo Dollar for teaching this to our church my life has forever been changed by this).

1 Corinthians 2:16
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

We literally have the mind of Christ. My question to you is, so why aren’t we living like it?
My answer: We have not renewed our minds in this area.

Matthew 14:13-21

13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.
14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

18 “Bring them here to me,” he said.
19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.
20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

We’ve all either read or heard about Jesus feeding the multitude. But we all missed something very important which is:
Verse 19- Jesus had the people to sit down. Sitting down is symbolic of rest. The people had to rest before they could receive this miracle from Jesus.

Which means dear heart, some miracles you are going to have to sit down for. At some point you are gonna have to rest. We are worn out physically and mentally. But now God is calling His children to rest.

Hebrews 4:9
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.

Hebrews 4:10
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.

Hebrews 4:11
Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

Merriam Webster’s online dictionary defines labor as:expenditure of physical or mental effort especially when difficult or compulsory.

The bible here compares our works to get it done with unbelief. Have you ever known that? I know I didn’t before I read this.

All I’m really trying to say to you is that all it takes is one idea from God, believed and acted upon to change our entire situation. What we’ve been trying to for months or even years God can bring about in an instant.



We lack nothing!!!!

Psalms 23:1-The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. (KJV)

Psalms 23:1-The Lord takes care of me as his sheep; I will not be without any good thing. (BBE)

Psalm 23:1- Jehovah is my shepherd; I shall not want. ( Darby Translation)

Psalms 23:1- Yahweh, is my shepherd– I shall not want:(Rotherham Translation)

Psalms 23:1-The LORD Shepherds His People, The LORD is the one who is shepherding me; I lack nothing. (ISV)

I read that verse in all these different translations this morning!!! Guess what I came out with?
We lack NOTHING!!! Absolutely NOTHING!!!!

I looked up that word shepherd: the Merriam Online Dictionary gave this definition
To guide or guard. What better hands could we be in this morning.
So breath easy. The Lord knows what you have need of and He’s promised
to provide( supply) your every need. I’ve seen Him do it for my mother when I was growing up. A single mother with four children. And now that I’m grown and out on my own- I’ve seen Him do it for me in some impossible situations. Same God!!! He’s the same-yesterday,today and forever.

Philippians 4:19-And, my God, will fill up your every need, according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Rotherham Translation)

Philippians 4:19- But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (KJV)