Live With Eternal Perspective Podcast Episode 075 Make Time for Rest in Him
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Episode #075 - Make Time for Rest in Him
The last two weeks have been extremely busy and difficult at our house as we have dealt with unexpected issues. We are all doing all right, yet I know that God is calling us to rest. Life has been throwing hard moments and decisions that none of us were ready for. Isn’t that the way the world works? In reality, if it were any different, we probably wouldn’t be forced at times to grow very quickly in depth of faith that matures our walk with God through Jesus. I am thankful, and I am praising God for His hand in the hard times that we face, but only for the purpose of growing my depth of reliance in Him and walking in greater obedience. I sense His spirit prompting me to create an upcoming podcast with the details, but for now, I am to rest.
Mark 6:30-32 says, “The apostles gathered together with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught. And He said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.” (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.) They went away in the boat to a secluded place by themselves.”
Jesus is concerned with each detail of our life as He allows moments that cause us to choose Him despite pain, heartache, and suffering. I am thankful I know and trust Him. Do you trust Jesus?
Life is too hard without Him.
Jesus even cares about the practicalities of our life. He understands when we are exhausted, hurting, or confused. Our Lord and Savior desires us to rest in Him wholly.
Matthew 13:33b says, “The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal till it was all leavened.”
Just as bread must contain leaven to rise, our faith journey must continue to be kneaded into a new form. After being added to the lump of dough, the added yeast will achieve the work it is to do over time. Although the results are not seen and they are not immediate, the leaven is working, eventually affecting our life and those around us.
Such is the work of the Lord in and through us.
Precious Lord, You are holy. You are sovereign. You are good, despite circumstances. You understand when we are weary. You know when we are hurting. In fact, you move before us to put all things into place for those who trust in You. We know You work all things together for the good of those who love You, for those who are called according to Your purpose. Just as Jesus rested, You call us to abide in You and allow Your Spirit to calm us, to cradle us, to carry us. We need You, Father. Give us Your peace that passes understanding. Allow us to rise up on wings of eagles and soar with renewed strength in Your great name. Cause us to follow wherever You lead with a hope and trust that please You and give You great joy as You delight in us. In Your precious name we pray. Amen.
This week I pray you find new ways to rest in Him and cause yourself to cling to Him in deeper ways that test your faith and understanding. Allow Him to bring you to a new level of trust and abandonment of self.
I hope you will look at past episodes of Live With Eternal Perspective to help you find ways to seek God with a heart and mind fixed on eternity. Send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like suggestions on specific topics.
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I pray this podcast draws you nearer to God and helps you cling to Him, despite any circumstances in your life. Until next week, keep looking Up while focusing on new ways to Live With Eternal Perspective.