Rest – to stop; forbear, hold peace, quiet self; wait; be still; comfortable ease; peaceful consolation
In order to enter into REST we must quiet ourselves and be still, trusting in God and holding on to His promises. Knowing that He is just and faithful, and will uphold His promises. He is not a God that lies. God is in control.
When you rest you enter a comfortable ease where there is no worrying or fretting; no frustration; but peace that surpasses all understanding.
God desires for us to abide (dwell, remain, become rooted) in this state of rest (waiting for His direction) instead of going forward on our thoughts and emotions. Our thoughts and emotions will lead us in one direction, but God’s guidance will lead us in the right direction – moving us ever forward. However, we must enter into a “Rest” mode and patiently wait. God is in control.
Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust also in Him and He will bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:3-5 (AMP)
As we continue to abide in comfortable ease, knowing that God is in control, then He will open doors of knowledge, revelation, and strength. We expand our spiritual horizons and become greater blessings to others.
Give, and gifts will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom. For with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others, it will be measured back to you. (Luke 6:38 AMP)
As we bless others, God blesses us in ways we cannot imagine. He is the Blesser and Controller of our lives. If we follow Him, we will never fail.
Father with everything I’ve been through,
Considering all the enemy has sought to do,
I cast every fear, doubt, and confusion very comfortably on you.
You know who I am and who I want to be.
You know all I need, and my hope to be planted as firmly grounded as a tree in thee.
I believe every vision and every desire of my heart has been
beautifully created by the creator’s finger art in part.
Now pressing towards the mark that you’ve carved in my heart.
I’ll continue to trust and believe my steps are ordered by you on
the path you’ve set and see,
and sometimes reveal to me.
Teach me Lord as I go along with all expectancy in You, that You are the God of all creation,
and all that I desire is mine if I patiently wait to see you, see me through.
By Denise Wilkins
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Karmen A. Booker has been called by God to exhort and teach others the Word of God. She is the founder of Wings of Love Women’s Ministry (WLWM), which helps women realize healing and spiritual growth, while cultivating their God-given gifts and ministering in their local churches and their communities and the world.
WLWM offers ministry resource products that are designed to encourage you to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and take you to higher spiritual heights of knowledge and understanding of the Word of God!!! These resources written and published by Ms. Booker are: “You Are Called to Greatness”, “Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts”, “Life Enrichment Kit”, “Seeking the Face of God”, “You Are God’s Masterpiece”, “Christian Mentoring Guide for Women”, and “Biblical Entrepreneurship”.