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March 20, 2014, 12:00 PM

FIND REST

In this time we live in it is very vital that we find time for Physical Rest & Spiritual Rest.

When your body is weary then your Spirit will become weak

When your Spirit is weary then your body will become weak

Physical Rest & Spiritual Rest work synonymously yet they are different

Many people try to fix Physical weariness with Spiritual Rest and this does not work

Many people try to fix Spiritual Weariness with Physical Rest and this does not work

They each have a set of steps that must be followed

  • Let's look at Physical Rest for a moment                                               

 

It's real simple - Find time to rest

  • Go to bed early
  • Take a napFind a day where you can sleep in                                    
  • Relax
  • Read a Book
  • Watch a Movie
  • Just Chill
  • Take a day out with your family

You may say "I can't afford to" but I say "You can't afford not to"

Whether you are male or female you have a family depending on you and if you crash and burn then they are left to pick up the pieces.

Find a place of rest....for your sake and for your family's sake

  • Then there is the matter of Spiritual Rest

Spiritual Rest is one of the most important things in the Kingdom of God

God is very concerned with us keeping our Spirit right and for our Soirit to be Right it must have Rest

Jesus said in Matthew

Matt. 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

The word labor here denotes active travail and the words heavy laden relates to weariness.

Many that will read this blog are at this moment in situations where active travail, warfare and weariness abounds

Many times we are working for the Kingdom of God but we are doing it the wrong way

I hope I never forget what my friend Rev. Paul Jacks told me, "You can find yourself doing the right thing the wrong way"

If you are growing weary in well doing then you are "well doing" wrong

The Bible tells us twice to not grow weary in well doing

Gal. 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not

2Th. 3:13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. 

In order to not grow weary in well doing we must take time for Spiritual Rest

There is a "fix all cure" for Spiritual Rest in the Kingdom of God

It's not new answers, it's the same answers that we have had for thousands of years

1. Consistent Prayer

  • Communication and Intimacy with the Source

2. Consistent Bible Reading

  • Guidance from the Source

3. Consistent Devotion

  • Focusing my mind upon the Source

4. Consistent Church Attendance

  • Assembling with other followers of the Source to hear the Source’s Spoken Words

That’s right, no new answer.....just consistency in the answers we already have

The truth is we must pray, we must read His Word, we must have devotion time and contrary to what the World and many Post Modern Christians say we must attend church faithful....consistency in these things will go far in finding Spiritual Rest

Before I end this blog I want to share with a 3 step way to become consistent in Prayer, Bible Reading & Devotion

Here we go

 

1. Days

  • Don’t worry about length of time here rather worry about days
  • Get consistent to praying/reading/devoting daily

   Let's say for example that you start out with 15 minutes. If you pray 15 minutes, read 15 minutes, do devotion 15 minutes for (30 days) you have become consistent in days (You have spent 45 minutes daily with the Master for a month)

2. Time

  • Once your days have become consistent now move on to your time

    If 15 minutes was your time....go up 15 more minutes....raise your time in 15 minute intervals one month at a   time...don't get crazy here, take it slow

    If you pray 30 minutes, read 30 minutes, do devotion 30 minutes for one solid month you have become consistent in days (You have spent 1.5  minutes daily with the Master for a month)

3. Depth

  • Once your days and times are consistent now work on depth
  • Take your prayer deeper with prayer lists, intercession, etc
  • Take your Bible Reading deeper with studying instead of just reading

  Find devotions that are more in depth about God....that stretch you a bit further

 

If you will become consistant in these things you will have an edge over Spiritual Weariness

I am at peace the most when I am praying consistently

I am in tune with Him more when I am reading His Word

My mind is more free when I am spending time in devotion

In this End-time the soldiers of God's army must have time for Physical & Spiritual Rest

Weary Foot-Soldiers are of no avail in this army

Let's Rest