Topic: Entering Into Your Rest By The Word
[Seeds of Destiny 4 May 2019 Devotional]
Beloved, it is very important to know that the Word of God is the vehicle that transports God’s people to their place of rest (Matthew 11:28).
SCRIPTURE: There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Hebrews 4:9-10
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Where the Word is not found, struggle continues.
Rest implies relaxation from exertion or labour. It is also relief or refreshment from worry or something troublesome. Rest also signifies calm, peace and tranquillity.
The Scripture makes it clear that there is a place of rest for the people of God (Hebrews 4:9-10). That means as children of God, we are destined for peace and tranquillity, and exempted from laborious and troublesome life on earth. It is not the will of God for His Children to pass through life in stress and tension. God has reserved a place of rest for His children; it is a place where the child of God experiences total and peaceful rest on earth even before the eternal rest in Heaven.
Beloved, it is very important to know that the Word of God is the vehicle that transports God’s people to their place of rest (Matthew 11:28). The impact of God’s Word on a person’s life is what establishes the person in a place of rest. Whenever the Word of God prevails in your life, you will step into your rest, and where the Word is not found, struggle continues.
Now, what should a child of God rest from?
i. The Cares of this World (Matt. 13:22). The child of God is expected to dwell in a realm of independence, freedom and liberty from whatever constitutes the cares of this world.
ii. Rest from anxieties, uncertainties of the future (Matthew 6:34). The child of God is expected to live in a realm of freedom from concerns and anxieties about tomorrow.
iii. The struggles and sweat of the flesh (Gen. 3:19): As a child of God you are expected to dwell in a realm in God where the flesh is no longer in charge of your life.
iv. Unprofitable, profitless human labour (Gen. 3:18): A child of God is expected to live above the realm of fruitless toils and unprofitable labour. As a child of God, you are to see the products of your labour.
v. Burdens of life (Matthew 11:28): The child of God is supposed to rest from the burdens of life. This includes rest from the pains of life and the burden of sin.
Beloved, my counsel is, endeavour to give yourself to the reading and studying of the Word, prayer and worship in order to enter your place of rest in God.
REMEMBER THIS: Where the Word is not found, struggle continues.
1.Let your mind rest on God’s promises from His Word always.
2.Do not relent in the study of God’s Word.
3.Cast all your burdens and cares on God.
- PRAYER: O Lord, I ask that You give me rest from all the struggles, pains and burdens of life. Grant me peace that passes all understanding, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.