Monday, June 29, 2009

Ahhhhh.......Rest 2

"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30

Are you tired? Tired of carrying the burden of suffering? Tired of carrying the burden of anxiety, fear, depression? Tired of carrying the burden of trial? Jesus says, "Come to Me..."

Why can you rest in God? Really rest....

1. You can rest in His ETERNAL PERSPECTIVE; nothing escapes His notice or catches Him by surprize.
a. Revelation 1:8 "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."

2. You can rest in His almighty POWER.
a. Psalm 147:5 Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure.
b. 1 John 4:4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

3. You can rest in His TRUTH and His PROMISES.
a. John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
b. 1 Kings 8:56 Blessed be the LORD, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. There has not failed one word of all His good promise, which He promised through His servant Moses.
c. 2 Peter 1:3-4 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

4. You can rest in His FAITHFULNESS.
a. Psalm 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good;Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

5. You can rest in His PROVISION AND CARE for you.
a. 1 Peter 5:6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
b. Genesis 22:14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-LORD-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, "In the Mount of the LORD it shall be provided."

Are you tired and weary? Come find rest in HIM.


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