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THERE IS REST FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD

GOD PROMISED REST FOR HIS PEOPLE:

PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

SHIRLEY RHODES:

There remains therefore a rest for the people of God; for he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from his. (Hebrew 4: 9-10)

As you read and study the Word of God you see the word rest in the beginning of creation: the heavens and the earth and all the host of them were finished on the seventh day, God ended his work which he had done and he rested on the seventh day…then he blessed the seventh day and sanctified it because in it he rested from all his work… (Genesis 2:2-3; NKJV).

For as long, then, as the promise of resting in him pulls us on to God’s goal for us, we need to be careful that we’re not disqualified. If we believe in faith we will experience that state of rest that God has prepared and promised his people.  Setting aside the things of this world that requires so much of your attention requires a process; refresh, reflect and release.

Refresh simply means setting aside time each day to commune spiritually while centered and focused on the plan and purpose that lives within you. Take time to meditate, pray, and listen to what the spirit has to say. While refreshing yourself; your thoughts and actions, are they beneficial to your growth? Are you able to understand the growth process according to your goals in life?

Reflect on the good life, that includes your loved ones, community, those known and unknown throughout the world. We are all on a journey that will leave many footprints in time and through the process it is well that the memories you acquire will always be those you chose to reflect upon from time to time.

Release brings you to a place in which you no longer desire to hold on to negative thoughts, influences and people who hinder your blessings. You are not in control of actions that God has not allowed; therefore, by holding on to the very thing you need to release, you create havoc and misery in your own life, so, Release! Scripture reminds you this way; stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free (Galatians 5:1).

While he lived on earth, anticipating death, Jesus cried out in pain and wept in sorrow for you and me  to assure each of us that there remains rest for the people of God.

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