Posts Tagged ‘Enter God’s Rest’

Rest Between Breaths!

September 11, 2020

From: Rhythms of Rest

  • Matthew 11:28-30
    Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.

    Quote: The practice of rest involves making time to intentionally restore your mind and body for the sake of your soul. Whereas Sabbath rest focuses on setting apart one day each week for rest and worship, this practice focuses on integrating regular rhythms of rest into your day.

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=>Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.Matthew 11:29 MSG

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes. –Etty Hillesum

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Related:
Rest – Bible Plan Prayers
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Rest at the Feet of Jesus

May 4, 2020

Isaiah 60:13 … The glory of Lebanon will come to you, The juniper, the box tree and the cypress together, To beautify the place of My sanctuary; And I shall make the {resting}place of My feet{throne} glorious{full of glory}.
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Matthew 11:28-30 … Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry{walk with}.
=> notice 2 types of rest – simply come and then learn and walk yoked with Him!
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Psalm 149:4-6 … For the LORD takes delight in His people; He crowns the humble with salvation{deliverance, victory}. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory; Let them sing aloud on their beds{place of rest}. 6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands.
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Come – all who are weary and heavy-laden –Matthew 11:28
Come to the place of Jesus’ feet –Isaiah 60:13
Humble yourself under His mighty hand –1Peter 5:5-7
Listen for His words like Mary –Luke 10:39
Learn from Jesus at His feet –Matthew 11:29
From this position of rest
Keep your eyes on Jesus for help 2Chronicles 20:12
Walk together with Him –Matthew 11:30
Walk humbly with high praises in your mouth
And a double-edged sword in your hands
For the Lord crowns the humble with victory! –Psalm 149:4-6
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1Peter 5:5-7 … In the same way, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. 6 And God will exalt you in due time, if you humble yourselves under His mighty hand 7 by casting all your cares on Him because He cares for you.
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Rest in Jesus

January 14, 2019

Matthew 11:28-30Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
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Two kinds of rest

  1. Simply “Come” to Jesus
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    Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. 16 Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. –Heb 4:14-16
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  2. Be “yoked”/walk and learn from Jesus
    * As we walk we, also walk together with others –Gal 6:2
    * Walk and live as children of the Light –Eph 5:6-11

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What “steals” rest?

  1. Fear, doubt => not trusting the Lord {Trust/rely on Him alone –Pro 3:5-7}
  2. Not dwelling/abiding feeding on the Lord’s faithfulness/truth {Abide in Jesus and His Word –Jn 15:4-7}
  3. Not delighting/surrendering all to the Lord {Surrender petitions with prayer and thanksgiving –Phil 4:4-9}
  4. Not totally committing our plans to the Lord {Don’t trust in your own strength –Zec 4:6;Ps 20:7}
  5. Not waiting patiently for the Lord {keep in step –Gal 5:25; Be still and know –Ps 46:10}
  6. Fretting because someone prospers in the world’s way {Friend of world = enemy of God –Jam 4:4}

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Word Study
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From NetBible Ps 37:3Trust/have faith in the Lord and do good/what is right; Dwell/abide in the land, and feed on/cultivate His faithfulness/truth/righteousness.

  • trust[0982] = have confidence, be bold, be secure
  • dwell[07931] = abide, tabernacle, reside
  • feed[07462] = pasture, tend, graze, shepherd
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth

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From NetBible Ps 37:4Delight/be soft/pliable/surrender yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.

  • Delight[06026] = to be soft{pliable}, be delicate, be dainty
  • Desires[04862] = request, petition, prayers

*Faith and obedience (v. 3) will bring divine blessing – answered prayer(v. 4).

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Psalm 37:5 AMP … Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.

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From NetBible Ps 37:7Rest/be still in the LORD, and wait patiently/quietly/confidently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way …

  • rest[01826] = be still, quiet, hold peace

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Glorious Rest!

September 3, 2015

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Image from www.365promises.com

Zephaniah 3:17 NIV
The LORD your God is with you, He is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing.

The LORD who is with you
=> IS Mighty to save!

Come enter His rest
Bow before His throne
Worship at His feet
Ps 95:6-7,11

Be quieted, soothed and calmed
Encompassed in His love
Surrounded by songs of deliverance
=>He is your safe hiding place –
Ps32:7;Ps27:4-6;Is32:2;Ps5:11-12

O what glorious rest
In this place of worship
In this place of His feet –Isa 60:13
Before His throne. –Isa 66:1

Word Study
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From NetBible Zep 3:17

  • save[03467] = to save, to be liberated, to give victory to
    *from a primitive root, Greek [5614] = hosanna
  • He will quiet you[02790] = make silent, give rest
    * “he causes [you] to be silent by his love,” that is, “he soothes [you] by his love.” The present translation follows the LXX and assumes an original reading יְחַדֵּשׁ (yÿkhaddesh, “he renews”) with ellipsis of the object (“you”).

    • NET … He renews you by His love
    • NLT …  With His love, He will calm all your fears
    • KJV … He will rest in His love{give you rest in His love}
  • love[0160] = God’s love for His people, faithfulness

Isaiah 60:13 NASB
13 “The glory of Lebanon will come to you,
The juniper, the box tree and the cypress together,
To beautify the place of My sanctuary;
And I shall make the place of My feet glorious.

From NetBible Isa 60:13

  • beautify[06286] = glorify, adorn
  • sanctuary[04720] = temple, tabernacle, sacred holy place
    Ezek 43:7, where the Lord’s throne is called the “place of the soles of my feet.”
    Isa 66:1, the Lord’s throne is where He rests His feet – He rests/abides
    “Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest?”
  • glorious[03513] = to bestow honor
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    Isaiah 11:10 AMP
    10 And it shall be in that day that the Root of Jesse shall stand as a signal[banner, rally point] for the peoples; of Him shall the nations inquire and seek knowledge, and His dwelling shall be glory [His rest glorious[03519]]!

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Two Kinds of Rest

January 16, 2014

Matthew 11:28-30 AMP
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]{I will give you rest}

  • The condition for receiving this rest is to simply “Come” to Jesus.
  • This rest is given

29 Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.

  • The condition for receiving this rest is to be “yoked” with and “learn” from Jesus. {to walk with Him}
  • This rest is found
  • Jeremiah 6:16 … Thus says the Lord,
    “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
  • Isaiah 30:20-21 … Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

30 For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good—not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.

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Are you “walking” with Jesus? Are you listening intently for His voice/direction? Are you listening intently to apply/obey the wisdom you learn from the Lord Jesus Christ?

Today, if you hear the voice of Jesus Christ the Lord
Do not harden your hearts
Be careful to listen and obey
To walk in His “way”
The “way” He directs!

Then you will “find” rest for your soul. -Heb 3:7-19
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My people have forgotten Me
Thus says the Lord
They burn incense to worthless gods and so
Stand at the crossroads and see
They have stumbled in the way they should go
Consider your path
They no longer follow the ancient paths
Ask for the ancient paths
Instead they walk in bypaths 
Where the good way is  
And on roads not built up.
And walk in it –

Then you will find rest for your souls.
-Jeremiah 18:15, 6:16

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Word Study
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From NetBible Mt 11:29

  • * A yoke is a wooden bar or frame that joins two animals like oxen or horses so that they can pull a wagon, plow, etc. together. Here it is used figuratively of the restrictions that a teacher or rabbi would place on his followers.
  • learn[3129] = to increase one’s knowledge, to hear/be informed, to learn by use and practice

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From NetBible Jer 6:16

  • walk[01980] = to come, to go/proceed, to be led

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From NetBible Isa 30:21

  • hear[08085] = listen(attentively) to obey, to perceive(intelligently) by ear
  • walk[01980] = to come, to go/proceed, to be led

Related:
The Bread of Adversity and Rain{blog}
Bow Your Ear{blog}
Peace in Wisdom{prayer}

Be Still

January 1, 2012

Psalm 46:10Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

Be still
Cease striving

… Be diligent to enter My rest -Heb 4:11;Ps 95:11
Feed on My faithfulness/truth
… Rest, wait patiently, trust Me to act

… Delight in My presence  -Ps 37:3-4,7

Be at peace in the knowledge that I AM God.

Exodus 14:14The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still{hold on to His peace}.
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Psalm 95:6-7O come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel[01288] before the LORD our Maker; For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand.
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Deuteronomy 10:8At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister to Him and to bless[01288] in His name, to this day.

In the Shadow of His Wings

June 1, 2009

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In the shelter of the Most High
Be covered with His feathers
In the shadow of His wings
Take refuge and find rest, sweet rest.

My soul finds rest in God alone; He alone is my rock and my salvation;   –Ps 62:1-2

Enter His rest, come and abide
Be hidden beneath His wings
Kept safe as the apple of His eye.   –Ps 17:8

There in the shadow of His wings
Righteousness, peace and joy    –Rom 14:17
Glad joy, inexpressible joy full of glory.    –1 Pe 1:8

Rejoice in the shadow of His wings
In the cleft of the Rock be glad
And ever sing for joy!   –Ps 63:7; Song 2:14

 

Psalm 91:1-2, 4 NLT    Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
Will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
This I declare about the Lord:
“He alone is my refuge, my place of safety;
He is my God, and I trust Him”.

He will cover you with His feathers.
He will shelter you with His wings.
His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

 

Psalm 5:11-12 NLT    Let all who take refuge in You rejoice;
Let them sing joyful praises forever.
Spread Your protection over them,
That all who love Your name may be filled with joy.
For You bless the godly, O Lord;
You surround them with Your shield of love.

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Psalm 17:8 Keep me as the apple of Your eye;
Hide me under the shadow of Your wings.

Come to I AM
I know you are in need of My rest. -Mt 11:28

Draw near
I AM your hiding place
I AM will keep you safe surrounded with songs of deliverance.

Come close, close enough for our eyes to meet
I will show you the way to go
I will guide you with My eye. -Ps 32:7-8

Draw near
Be hidden beneath My wings
Lift up your eyes to I AM
Behold as the eyes of servants look to their King -Ps 123:1-2
My eye will guide you
I AM will bless you and keep you
Be kept as the apple of My eye in the shadow of My wings
My face will shine upon you and be gracious to you
My face will turn toward you
And you shall have the peace of I AM.

Numbers 6:24-26 AMP
The Lord bless you and watch, guard, and keep you; The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you; The Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually).