Sunday, December 10, 2006

28 Day Prayer Journey To Passion 07 - Day 7

Day 7. Rest.

Rest today. Not so much in the sense of doing nothing, but of doing everything with the confidence that a greater power source is available and at work in you.

God says, “in quietness and trust is your strength.” He is not calling us to a life of ease and leisure, rather to lives of unparalleled purpose and destiny requiring determined sacrifice, effort and passion. Yet all the while He insists we remember the Sabbath—remember that He does it all—as we lean into His infinite resource of strength and ability.

Finals. Deadlines. Mountains. Miles. Problems. Work. Uphill. Long haul. Heavy. Complex. Heights. Darkness. More. Cracking. Can’t.

He is I AM.

Father, as I work I will rest in You. Thank You Jesus for Your abundant life inside me. I want Your greatness to be seen in my weakness. So happy Your power is mine. Amen.

“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10a


  • One of the things that most people can't imagine doing is nothing. We fill our prayer life with "God save these people," or "God I need this," when what we are comanded to do is to rest in God through our savior Jesus. This "doing nothing" does far more than anything that we can do in this earthsuit.

    Thank you God for giving us the most basic instruction that we will ever need to allow you to work your glory through us. Thank you God, for working in us as we are still.

    By Anonymous Kyle, at 12/10/2006 11:23 AM  

  • Good Sunday everyone!!

    This is something the Lord has been teaching me. I get it!! The more I strive and stress about things , work/so on.. the less I am at rest. Time and time again God shows me that it is not by my might or power, but by HIS spirit, says the Lord. When I let go and give Him the controls in these areas I can rest, knowing that He has my best intrests at heart. I find even though I do not know the out come and it may seem impossile to my mere human understanding, God sees the big picture, things do go more smooth and I have energy and peace in the situation.

    that is where I believe He wants us, we can hear His still small voice even better because we have quieted our selves to the point of surrender.

    By Blogger eliz, at 12/10/2006 12:09 PM  

  • "Therefore while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but message they heard did not benefit them them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. For we who have believed enter that rest...
    Let us therefore 'strive' to enter that rest so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience."
    Hebrews 4:1-3a...11.

    His promised rest stands waiting for us to take hold.
    Lord, putting away small yet deadly compromises, may our 'day of rest' be a day of striving to enter the rest that is only found in You.

    By Blogger patrick, at 12/10/2006 1:42 PM  

  • "He is not calling us to a life of ease and leisure, rather to lives of unparalleled purpose and destiny requiring determined sacrifice, effort and passion. Yet all the while He insists we remember the Sabbath—remember that He does it all—as we lean into His infinite resource of strength and ability."

    That's such a great word!!! With finals this week and all the stress the holidays can sometimes bring this word definitley hit home with me as well as im such many other college students at this time in the semester.

    Thank you God that we can rest in you. What an amazing God we serve...

    By Anonymous Layne, at 12/10/2006 1:55 PM  

  • Thank you GOD that we can rest in You. There are so many things in this life that can overwhelm us and nothing comforts like Your unfailing rest.
    I pray that we all remember that it times of struggle and stress. God provides all things. Worrying is not needed.
    "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My youke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for you souls."
    Matthew 11:28-29

    By Anonymous Rebecca, at 12/10/2006 2:28 PM  

  • I am weary,..... and I do need rest. That's one word I desire to actually grasp fully as God wants me to. More of Him in my daily activities of life so that His strength might work through my weariness.

    I'm learning, moment by moment to remember that really, "He does it all." That it's not me, it's not in my ability or strength but Christ working in and through me.

    By Anonymous Erica, at 12/10/2006 4:27 PM  

  • ahhhhhhhh!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/10/2006 5:09 PM  

  • Wow i just read about "rest" and "Sabbath" in a book, and now i read and pray about it here! God is trying to tell me somthing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/10/2006 5:52 PM  

  • Finally.. REST!! Today has been such a hecktic day. We had our children's musical this morning in church. I have decided that God HAS NOT called me to children's ministry.. or at least i do not feel gifted in that area AT ALL!! After the childrens were done singing and running around like crazy i grabbed some lunch with the few college students left in town and then headed to Emilee's 5 birthday party where i did makeup and face painting and listened to "High School Musical" a dozen times. As soon as i left there i went and saw a movie with some of the college crowd and now i am home.. *sigh*.. REST!!

    "In quietness and TRUST is your strength". Thanks for the good word.. and I'm looking forward to a little peace and quiet! :) He is I AM!! :)

    Praying for you Carrie!!

    By Blogger Ashley, at 12/10/2006 8:15 PM  

  • resting...

    that's what I am doing!

    being still...

    that's what I'm trying to do!

    I know God is Able!

    Great word!

    This week I'll have some news!

    By Anonymous Rodrigo Soares, at 12/10/2006 8:24 PM  

  • rodrigo, whatever happens, God is at work.
    shine bright in brazil!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/10/2006 9:20 PM  

  • i was driving home from Church and as i'm going through an intersection my mind fills with this "oohhh" grin and bear it- i forgot that, realization of "cindy, Sabbath."
    And reading this right now is so awesome.

    Ah Lord, thank you for being such an awesome, powerful, God-centered God. And thank you for seeking me out for control, even when i in my fallen self still try to take it back.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/10/2006 10:04 PM  

  • what is "cindy, sabbath".. 10-04.???

    God is so amazing!!!!! He never gets tired, so when we do we can stop and rest and He will do the Rest!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/10/2006 10:17 PM  

  • wow. Church today was about our rest in Christ. Kinda cool,lol

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/10/2006 10:46 PM  

  • I think the greatest challenge that I'm facing right now is resting and being still when all I want to do is move and go where I see God leading me. Sometimes He gives us the sneak peek of what's to come to encourage us through our trials, yet we take those peeks as Him moving us to the next step. Resting and believing that He will move us when it's right is the hardest thing to trust when the door seems ready for the entering through, but the training on our side isn't.

    Especially being in school and wanting so desperately to move on to a "higher" place, it's a challenge to rest and find fulfillment in His purpose for me right now. But greater is He that is in me than he who is in this world. And I know that He will do greater things through me than what I ever dreamed possible. He's given all of us a hope and future...

    Prayers with you all!

    By Blogger Darcy, at 12/10/2006 11:23 PM  

  • Thank you for the reminder. This and day 2 have been very helpful to me in trying to finish well.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/10/2006 11:32 PM  

  • For me this problem has been a trust factor. I have trouble trusting God to take care of things for me. Instead of stopping to pray, I get to work. Why, because I am so good at getting things done right? If only I could let go and trust Him more things would be a lot easier!

    By Blogger Jordan Taylor Bunch, at 12/11/2006 12:16 AM  

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    By Blogger Jordan Taylor Bunch, at 12/11/2006 12:17 AM  

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