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December 31, 2022

REST AND RENEWAL

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30 NLT

 

TODAY’S THOUGHT

There is strength in rest. We don’t practice rest much in our modern world. I know of a lot of people who seem to thrive on always being busy. It seems the idea of having a side hustle is a badge of honor. People are working 45 to 50 hours a week on their main job and then another 30 hours on their side hustle. Jesus is not encouraging us to be lazy. He says we need to take His yoke because it is easy to bear, and the burden is light. He expects us to work and strive for excellence. However, Jesus wants us to be sure that the motivation for our work is the proper motivation. He wants us to do it for the right reason. God’s plan for our lives is not overwhelming. It will include sacrifice and hard work, but it will also include times of rest and renewal. God chose to rest on the seventh day as an example to all of us. We should have a rhythm of life that allows times of rest and renewal. I believe it is important to have a daily time of rest and renewal as well as extended times on a regular basis. I have found that if I don’t plan for times of rest and renewal, I miss those opportunities. I must be intentional in order to keep my life in balance.

 

TODAY’S PRAYER

Holy Spirit please help me to learn to schedule times for rest and renewal. Show me what it looks like to rest in You.

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This will be my year of learning to rest in God’s presence

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Lord God, remind me to rest in You.

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Teeyea Yea
Teeyea Yea
Dec 31, 2022

The Word of the Lord is rigth on time . My prayer is that I learn to rest in him , to understand that when im not busy and nothing is going on it doesn't mean that nothing is happening in me or arpund me .


Resting in God seems to be very difficult especially with so many things that we are all trying to accomplish, Resting and Renewing gives us a renewed prospective of God's plan for our lives and journey.


Help me to accept the gift of Rest when it is being provided from Heaven .

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