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A Life Of Rest

A Life Of Rest

For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. (Hebrews 4:10).

              When you study the account of creation in Genesis chapter one, you’ll observe that God created man on the sixth day, in His own image and likeness, after He had created everything else. Satisfied, the Bible says He rested from all His works on the seventh day: “And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested…” (Genesis 2:2).

When God was done creating man, everything was ready. Man’s first day in the earth was God’s day of rest. Adam didn’t meet God working; he met Him resting. It wasn’t that God rested so Adam could finish the rest of the work, no; God finished all the work before Adam was formed. Adam was born into rest. This was God’s purpose and intent for man at the beginning. Man is supposed to function from a position of rest; free from struggles, anxieties, turmoil and hardships. No wonder Paul said in Philippians 4:6, ‘be anxious for nothing’; in other words, have no worries. 

 

If you’ve found yourself struggling through life, though you’ve been born again, you can change it. God made you for His pleasure; that means He created you to be pleased and happy about you. That’s why He has also given you all things richly to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17). 2 Peter 1:3 tells us that He’s given you all things that are related to life and godliness; in other words both spiritually and materially you don’t lack anything; because He’s already given you ALL things!

          You weren’t born to suffer. The life He’s given you is one of supernatural grace, glory, dominion, joy and righteousness; it’s an extraordinary life of success, from a position of rest. If you’ve been toiling, struggling and battling in life, embrace the Lord’s rest. Take His yoke upon you, for His yoke is easy, and His burden is light; and you shall find rest for your soul (Matthew 11:28-29).

Prayer

Dear Father, I thank you for creating me for your pleasure, and giving me an extraordinary life of success, from a position of rest. I function today with joy, in righteousness, dominion, and power; knowing that you’ve given me all that I need for life and for godliness, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

                                                                           

FURTHER STUDY

Hebrews 4:3; Matthew 6:25-26

DAILY SCRIPTUREREADING

1 Year Bible reading plan: Romans 9:1-29; Psalm 74-77

2 Year Bible reading plan:  Luke 13:31-35; Judges 12

Aisha Ahmad

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