Hebews 4:9 There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. 10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.
Rest is an important word! Rest is essential physically and spiritually. We know the benefits of physical rest to our bodies and minds. Most of us can do better getting good rest.
Spiritually, rest is essential to living a life of purpose and empowerment. Entering God's rest is a recognition that we are operating on the "finished works" of the Christ, such as salvation, grace, abilities, wisdom provision and health.
Rest is far from "doing nothing," it is "doing" through the strength of God. It is using the power of Another. Just as a surfer uses the power of the wave, we rely on the grace of God.
This teaching will help you enter into God's rest!
Rest comes from using the power of Another (Jesus).
Matthew 11:28, "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29) "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30) "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
What is REST?
R - Return to God. Use the power of Another
E - Expect renewal through being refreshed in the Lord
S - See the new way God is showing you. Relying less on your own strength and more on the Lord’s strength.
T - Testify to the goodness of God. Tell someone about the goodness of God in your life
What Rest Looks Like:
1. Having God’s peace in your heart and life.
2. Entering into you places of purpose
3. Resting from your labors because of completion.