Isn’t it nice when you have slept well and feel like getting up and going? You can go on to lunch, and even a break or afternoon snooze. You have joy and peace and energy and ready to meet and greet, to share that love of Christ that radiates from from you eyes. That doesn’t always happen though does it?
Something called cares of this world get in the way among other things, our own minds as part of the soul, and our hearts have wearied and made troubled or afraid. Jesus never wants that. So it is a good idea when He says rest, not to refuse Him. Mary told a servant to do what Jesus said, so should we. Are we hearing Him, say come and rest? Matthew 11:28
God has told his people, “Here is a place of rest; let the weary rest here. This is a place of quiet rest.” But they would not listen. Isaiah 28:12
So let us do our best to enter that rest. But if we disobey God, as the people of Israel did, we will fall. Hebrews 4:11
And Hebrews has a lot more to say on that. Isn’t disobedience a terrible thing? We hate to see bratty children who talk back, so does God, and the ones who rebel and refuse to listen. Many people may wonder why they are not healed and maybe, they never entered the rest of faith, I don’t know, there could be many reasons, sometimes people tire of the battle and sometimes they go on warring and should be resting.
Don’t refuse the rest and don’t be a disobedient child of faith. Have a teachable spirit that is sensitive to the Holy Spirit, and He will guide you to truth and rest. Jesus promised the Comforter to teach us are remind us of all things He taught, it is in the Word, it hasn’t changed, nor has He. That is true, but don’t allow the enemy’s deception to disqualify you with accustation.
This is is no way meant to be condemnation or judgemental, I know people who returned to work too soon, worked too much, and some not able to return. We all have to seek and discern His rest or we will fall or fail as the verse says. We don’t want that as believers, it may take some time, a little experimenting with schedules, even cutting back on certain things or cutting them out altogether.
What is a couple of hours of television, of social media time as compared to your life? You can’t join every group, participate in everything or be supermama and rest. He will work with you to rest, and you will be blessed all the more. I explained rest to a lady who did not understand it, I told her it was a spiritual rest. Sometimes, we find it hard to sleep, to rest, guilt and shame and the judgement and words of others play a role, but listen to Jesus, He will give you rest, don’t refuse it.
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