Q: Are you resting? Not in the TV. Not in entertainment. Not in accomplishment. Not in distraction.
Are you resting in God?
God asks us to Rest.
Psalm 95:8-11 “Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness, 9 where your ancestors tested me; they tried me, though they had seen what I did. 10 For forty years I was angry with that generation; I said, ‘They are a people whose hearts go astray, and they have not known my ways.’ 11 So I declared on oath in my anger, ‘They shall never enter my rest.’”
rest (n.1) "sleep," Old English ræste, reste "rest, bed, intermission of labor, mental peace," "repose, cease from action," "take repose by lying down; cease from motion, work, or performance; be without motion; be undisturbed, be free from what disquiets; stand or lie as upon a support or basis," "give repose to; lay or place, as on a support or basis" are from early 13c. Meaning "cease from, have intermission" is late 14c., also "rely on for support.”
The word of God, must be mixed with faith.
• God's word and presence are not superficial, the person you buy coffee from is superficial, FB is superficial, Instagram is superficial and really not meant to be otherwise. We get so caught up in superficiality that we expect the same from God. That's not going to happen.
Q: Why do we sometimes get confused when God speaks with us?
We approach God with an agenda, but we’re not aware of what our real needs are. And so God ministers to us—and we don't get it—we say: God this isn't what I want to talk about today: and God says: My Child, this is what WE NEED TO DEAL WITH SINCE YESTERDAY.
• God is saying: I need you to sit down and REST. Let the word and faith get all mixed in there…. Let that GUMBO stew….
Hebrews 4:12-13 The word of God, you see, is alive and moving; sharper than a double-edged sword; piercing the divide between soul and spirit, joints and marrow; able to judge the thoughts and will of the heart.