๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ Rest ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒผ

Resting the Christ's way

We are currently in a season where the word – rest has become very crucial for us to engage in. But sadly, many have forgotten what this even means. The current trends have been from sleepless nights of many even in their homes because of the violence currently going on around them. To those who are in a panic because of the pandemic (Coronavirus) and also those who are in fear of other diseases trending in our world today. To those experiencing one trying time and it all seems like chaos is the other of the day in their minds. To individuals who are battling the constant nightmares just because he or she was molested and hence the night had become a time of horror rather than the rest, it ought to bring to their beings.

There are other scenarios I can’t even think of right now but there is only one solution to all of our current unrest. And truth be told, it may seem like a familiar truth to us and hence we let go of the efficacy, believing in this truth can bring to us.

I am not about to share with you what I was only told but also what I personally I have experienced. And what is that one source to which our unrest can be put before, in exchange for a deeper level of rest?.

Seeking rest in Jesus

That source is Jesus. I will be referencing a verse and I will admonish you to read this from a perspective of “I want to glean from this” and not “I have heard and read this verse so much before, what else can I learn from this?”. While you are engaging a mind shift on this, also remember that “His word is alive and active”. (Hebrews 4:12)

And by alive it simply means that it keeps hitting us on point (new every day). There is no death mode where it loses its efficacy. Hence it is Active.

The verse:

โ€œCome to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation].

Matthew 11:28 (AMP)

So what then should be our response to the relief and comfort this verse is pointing out to us?.
Our response should be – “Come”.

Jesus is saying to us

Imagine if the prodigal son never went back? (Luke 15: 11-32). He may have lived tending and feeding from the swine’s food for the rest of his life possibly. Whereas, he had a greater inheritance back at home, with his father. But he regained this privileged because he left and went back. And this action of returning should also be our response to – Come!.

We are to approach Him. We are to let Him know how this season is like for you. You are to come plain before Him. As a dear friend would say “don’t be vague”. ๐Ÿ˜
But that is it, God wants you to come plain with Him.

Reference verse:

“And when you pray, do not use meaningless repetition as the Gentiles do, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. So do not be like them [praying as they do]; for your, Father knows what you need before you ask Him.”

Matthew 6:7โ€ญ-โ€ฌ8 (AMP)

Don’t decorate that hurt you are feeling or that doubt you are having or that panic you are experiencing right now. State it as it is.

Speak up and speak out - Be open with God

One of my lessons from last year, that will always stay with me is “praying the sincere prayer”. Just as you and I have read that we should pray with the knowledge that our father knows it all already. So why not just go straight to the point and express it how you really feel.

Our God is our father, a good one. He is not like anyone you have interacted with thus far in your entire existence here on earth!. He is the one who listens. We really do not need to set up an official invite or travel miles away to see Him or meet with Him. He is right there where you and that is why we call Him ” Omnipresent” because He is everywhere!. ๐Ÿ™Œ

You have God's attention

So why don’t you let it all out before Him today and henceforth be more open to lean towards Him and gain access to a rest that has no expiry date. The type that could make Jesus sleep soundly even in the midst of the boisterous storms. ๐Ÿ’ƒ(Matthew 8:24)

Will you approach Him today and respond to His call “Come”?

I pray that His word will dwell richly in us and grant unto us His Peace that lasts. (Amen) ๐Ÿ™

Wishing you a blessed new week and a great month ahead.
Happy new month. ๐Ÿค—โค

๐ŸŒธ#HCCounsels#๐ŸŒธ

48 Comments Add yours

  1. Child Of God says:

    I did, thank you

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    1. That’s great. You are welcome. ๐Ÿค—

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  2. Lily Pierce says:

    Awesome and uplifting! I love how you said that the Word is alive and active, so we should always try to read scripture with fresh eyes. โ™ฅ

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    1. Smiles. I am glad to know it is.
      Yes. The word is ever alive and active. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you so much ma’am. โค๐Ÿค—

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  3. doriskoki says:

    “Come….and I will give you rest” Indeed we can sleep through the storm. Thank you for sharing this ๐Ÿ’›

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    1. Yes sis. We can!. ๐Ÿ’ƒ
      You are welcome. Bless be God for His words. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you so much, Doris. ๐Ÿค—

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  4. AnuRijo says:

    Just read this post before our family prayer..==>Jesus Christ-<==I too believe that he will help us to get through this tough times as you said..Amen๐Ÿ™god bless you and your family ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป..stay safe and healthy..

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    1. Aww. I am glad to read your comment. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes!. He will show up for us and help us through it.
      Amen. And you too. โค
      I will do. Stay safe too. ๐Ÿค—
      Thank you so much ma’am. ๐Ÿค—

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    1. Smiles. I am glad to know you do. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Thank you. โค

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  5. Amen ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ rest is truly what the Lord offers

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    1. Yes ma’am. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you so much. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. Adeyinka says:

    Happy new month sis…And thanks for the words

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    1. Thank you so much, bro. ๐Ÿค—
      Glad to share. Bless be God. ๐Ÿ™Œ

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  7. Israel says:

    Thanks
    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    1. Thank you so much, Israel. ๐Ÿค—

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  8. jlp260 says:

    Amen! It is important to always keep the line of communication with God open, sharing concerns, and fears with Him. He cares and listens and gives us rest and peace. ๐ŸŒบ

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    1. Yes ma’am. He is ever willing to hear us out. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Thank you so much for your comments. ๐Ÿค—โค

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  9. Nath says:

    This post is such an eye-opener and so uplifting! Just by sharing everything with God makes me feel peace. ๐Ÿ’–

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    1. Smiles. I am glad to know it is. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Yes, I can’t agree more. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Glad we have a friend in our Abba father.๐Ÿ˜Š
      Thank you so much, Nath. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. Nath says:

        Youโ€™re welcome, Mercy!

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  10. Great post. Jesus truly is our rest!๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ‘ฃ

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    1. Thank you so much, ma’am. ๐Ÿค—
      Yes He is. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      This is such a blessing to us. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      1. ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

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  11. Jenny Furse says:

    I love the scripture you share about peace! I have been holding to that lately. I think the more sincere our prayers, the more we realize that God is aware of us and He tries so hard to show us how much He loves us โค Thank you for sharing your peace in Jesus, friend!

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    1. Smiles. Me too. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes!. I can’t agree more. ๐Ÿ‘
      He is such a great father and friend to us. ๐Ÿ™Œโค
      You are welcome. Thank you so much too. I appreciate your comments. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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  12. Rest is essential. It’s a restless world – jetset age – consciously and unconsciously believers are caught in the web.

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    1. Yes bro. It is!.
      Hmm. Sadly, True!.
      May God help is to choose His rest for us every single day. ๐Ÿ™
      Thank you so much bro. ๐Ÿค—

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  13. It was a cheerful read. Though I believe in Universe but after reading this I realised one thing that there is no distinction in Jesus, Universe and any other God. They are welcome peace and honesty. All we have to do is to believe them and speak to them because they want us to come and free from pain. Sending love:-):-):-)

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    1. Thank you for your comment, May. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I believe there is a great distinction with Jesus. And His kind of peace is nothing to be compared with. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes God wants us to come to Him because only in Him can we attain freedom.

      Wishing you a blessed day ahead.
      Jesus loves you. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. Maybe our perspective and approach are different but destination is sameโœจโœจ.
        You too have a happy day๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ..

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        1. Thank you, May. ๐Ÿ™‚

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        2. My pleasure:-):-)

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  14. Rest is badly needed by the world today. It feels like this year has been one crazy roller coaster ride. Finding respite is good and keeping hope that things will be okay once more, even when we do not know when.

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    1. Yes, we really do. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Sadly True. But we should keep the hope alive in Christ just as you mentioned. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Thank you so much for your comment Markus & Micah. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
      Blessings. ๐Ÿ™

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  15. Holly says:

    I love this post! You have sincerely shared a word straight from the heart of our Father God. Thank you for being obedient to Holy Spirit in sharing your heart and His.

    It’s true, the most honest prayers are the desperate ones. When we get to that place of no longer pretending and simply get real. In this world, we often put on a happy, brave face when everything feels like it’s falling apart. The beauty of our relationship with God is we can drop all of that nonsense. He knows our hearts. Every sigh is a silent prayer before His throne. His love is truly amazing. What a blessing it is to be loved by Him who sees us, knows us and loves us more than we could ever imagine.

    It’s a profound thought isn’t it? Knowing that everything we care about deeply matters to God. Wow. I love how you said it, “- Come.” That’s all we have to do. Simply rest in His presence and be renewed. There’s no place like the tangible presence of God!

    I love you, sis. Thank you for sharing this beautiful message of hope in a turbulent time. We need you and your ministry!

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    1. Smiles. I am glad to know you do ma’am. โค
      Bless be God for all He does for us. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

      Yes ma’am. This is so true!.
      I couldn’t agree more with you on this. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Yes!. It is so beautiful to have a father, friend and lover that sees right through us. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Yes, it is!. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Yes it does. Totally! His presence speaks calm and rest to us. โค

      Aww. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      I love you too ma. ๐Ÿค—โค
      Thank you so much for your comments. It means a lot. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
      Blessings. โค

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  16. Nancy Ruegg says:

    It IS a delight that God gives us fresh eyes to see new insight, even in scriptures we’ve read countless times before. Not long ago when I came across Psalm 23:3 for the 357th time (or thereaboutsโ€”Iโ€™ve been a Christian for a very long time!), I suddenly noticed Godโ€™s guidance along the rights paths is for HIS nameโ€™s sake. I wondered, isnโ€™t it for MY sake, so I stay out of trouble and on his safe, productive way? A bit of research helped me understand that my choices impact His reputation. As I journey through life according to Godโ€™s guidance, it is His glory, mercy, faithfulness, and goodness that are prominently put on display. Just as children bring honor to their parents with respectful, obedient behavior, it is my privilege to bring honor to my Heavenly Father with my reverence and obedience. For the times His reputation has been tarnished because of my poor choices, I ask for forgiveness and pray for perseverance to choose the right path. Thank you for your thought-provoking post, Mercy!

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    1. Yes ma’am. So true! – He does!.
      Hmm. Wow. Such a blessing. ๐Ÿค—

      Yes it is for His name’s sake. To bring Him glory and honour.
      Yes ma’am. ๐Ÿ’ฏ

      Hmm. Yes we seek for forgiveness in our wrong doings.
      Amen. The same here.

      You are welcome. โค
      Thank you so much. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
      Blessings to you and yours. โค

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  17. Dawn says:

    Iโ€™m thankful that we can rest in the Lord. Carrying all of our worries and needs to Him in prayer is a big part of that. He knows and understands all. Thanks little sis! โค๏ธ

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    1. Yes big sis. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Yes!. He does.
      You are welcome. Thank you too sis. โค
      Hope the time off has been great?. ๐Ÿค—

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      1. Dawn says:

        Youโ€™re welcome. I miss blog land but yes the break has been a blessing. ๐Ÿค—

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        1. Hugs.
          Aww. And I do miss your posts too. ๐Ÿ˜Š
          Glad to know you’re having a great time off too.
          Do stay safe, big sis. โค๐Ÿค—

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        2. Dawn says:

          Be safe too, hugs! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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  18. gifted50 says:

    Your post is truly inspiring and reminds me of being in His rest. As I navigate my way back to complete health I trusted in that “rest” and His ability to restore all that the enemy continuously attempts to destroy. but God is always good and as I walk through the valleys of my life I always try to keep that at the forefront of my life … it never fails!
    Your message are truly inspired and I am always excited to come visit and read what our Lord has placed on your heart for us.
    Thank you, you are truly called for your works here. God’s continued blessings to you, my dear sister.

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    1. Smiles. Bless God, sis. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      I am really glad to read your testimony too. โค I know the enemy can keep trying but we have a safety hand over us (God) hence the devil would keep failing as much as he tries. ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Yes sis. He never fails. ๐Ÿ™Œ
      Wow. I really appreciate your comment. It means a lot. ๐Ÿค—โค
      Thank you. โคโค
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™
      Blessings to you too, sis. Stay safe and be good. Greetings to your family. ๐Ÿค—

      P.S: Hope you are having a great vacation? And I await your big share/testimony. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๐Ÿ’ƒ

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      1. gifted50 says:

        Amen to this my sister.

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