Revelation 2
December 2, 2014
December 2, 2014

It’s Time To Rest

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Exodus 33:14

14And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

More and more often in our hurried, worried world we all need a break from the hassle and hustle of everyday life. You may be one who works long hours without much more than a lunch break but do you really rest on your lunch hour? Probably not. I know some who only get a 30-minute lunch and that may not sufficient for a little down time.

When God called Moses to lead His people from bondage into His promised land, Moses wasn’t so sure he could do that. He told the Lord that if His presence didn’t go with him, then just leave them where they were. Moses called on God’s grace to show him the way to do this. In the natural Moses didn’t know how things would come together and work out, but He had God’s promise that His grace would go with him.

Moses is no different from you or I really. Through life’s pressures and experiences he learned to depend on God’s presence leading him. He learned to believe and trust what God told him and then rest—relax in God’s faithfulness and grace. He learned day by day to let go and rest in God.

The more you try to make things happen in your life, even in spiritual pursuits, the more frustrated you are. Therein is the rub that we all face. Our rest comes as we trust and stand in the finished work of Jesus. We’re called to be overcomers because we are overcomers through Jesus Christ.

We are in unrest when we aren’t relying on God’s ability and His provision for us. God’s rest is not a place of inactivity, though. God’s rest is His grace manifesting in our daily lives. If you’re begging God to do something for you that He’s already completed for you, you’re not in faith which means you’re not resting in Him. It’s time to move into His rest. Let His presence and grace put together the things that are disjointed in your life.

He said He’ll never leave you which enables you to rest in His presence because He’s with you in every step you take.

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