(10) Keys to Resting in the Resting

What do you do when you know God is calling you to rest and you are having a hard time Resting in the Resting?
1)      Listen Closely – Exodus 15:15-30 God gave the Israelites specific instructions. They had to depend on Him to supply all that they needed day by day. After they followed His instructions. He set aside a day of rest.  Ask God to give you ears to hear His instructions.  Thank Him that He meets your every need. Read Ezekiel 3:10, John 10:27
2)      Obedience  – Numbers 10:29-36 They searched out a resting place and the cloud (or the presence of God) was over them.  Help me to know that You are leading me by Your presence. You have ordained this rest. I will follow You and worship You as an act of obedience. Read Psalm 119:10, 2 Corinthians 10:5
3)      Confession & Repentance – Isaiah 32:14-18 The effect of righteousness is peace. My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, in safe dwellings ,and in quiet resting places. Seek God’s forgiveness and restoration of fellowship with Him. (When My Spirit is poured down from heaven the desert will become as fertile as a forest – Prayer Bible v.15) I John 1:9, Psalm 19:7-11

4)      Sacrifice– Deuteronomy 12: 5-11 There is a place that He brings you to in order to rest. But you must bring your sacrifices (your concerns and worries) to the altar.  You can’t rest until you release. When you dwell in the land the Lord causes you to inherit you’ll find rest. Lord, show me what it is that I need to sacrifice today? Help me to release those things once and for all. Bring me to that place of rest. Read Romans 12:1, Psalm 51:17
5)      Humility -1 Peter 5:7-10 Resting begins with humbling ourselves. V.6 Realize that you can’t do anything without Him at the center of your life. Begin to cast your cares over on Him for He truly does care for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. Give Him your cares and leave the results to Him! Read James 4:10, Psalm 55:22
6)      Learn of Me – Matthew 11:28-30 If you are trying to find rest for your soul in any place other than Jesus, You won’t find it, period. True lasting peace is found in Him alone. When you find it hard to rest, read these scriptures.  He will cause you to rest. He will ease, relieve and refresh your soul! Help me to seek after you with my whole heart. Read Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 27:8
7)      Be Still – Isaiah 30:15-18 In returning to Me and resting in Me you shall be saved, in quietness and in trusting shall be your strength but you would not!  We will go our own way.  He waits to be gracious to you and to show mercy and loving kindness. Its in returning, resting, quietness & trusting you find your strength. Find that place to be still in His presence and meditate on His Words. Thank Him for His mercy and Loving-kindness. Read Psalm 46:10, Lamentations 3:22-23
8)      Believe –  Hebrews 4:7-16 He has a rest set aside for you but you must enter into it. When you enter that rest you can truly rest.  Believe that this is possible and enter in as an act of faith. Ask Him to increase your faith to believe. Thank Him that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Read Matthew 21:22, Hebrews 11:6, James 1:5-8
9)      Prayer – Pray about everything Philippians 4:6-13 Do not fret or have anxiety about anything but in every circumstance by prayer make your wants known to God and God’s peace shall be yours. Pray about everything and His peace will guard your hearts and minds. Thank Him that He empowers you with inner strength and gives you the peace that passes ALL understanding. Read I Thessalonians 5:16-18, I John 5:14
10)  Rejoice – Psalm 16:7-11 Trust Him to instruct you and give you counsel. He will make your heart glad and cause even your body to rest. Thank Him that in His presence is fullness of joy! Rejoice in your resting! Read John 15:11, Romans 15:13
10 Keys to Resting in the Resting

1) Listen closely to hear Instructions
2) Be obedient to search out your resting place
3) Confess & Repent of anything that has kept you from walking in His rest & peace
4) Sacrifice/Release those things keeping you from Rest
 5) Humble yourself – Cast your cares & leave the results to Him
6) Learn of Him – Seek Him Out
7) Be still and know that it’s in His presence you find rest
7)  Believe that there is a Rest for YOU
9) Pray about everything
10) Find a way to Rejoice in the Resting

* all scriptures are taken from the Amplified Bible

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