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Evidence of Christ’s Lordship: Rest


Evidence of Christ’s Lordship: Rest

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Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

6 thoughts on “Evidence of Christ’s Lordship: Rest

  1. Rachel… a lovely reflection on Rest. You minister with such a gentle spirit and grace. This clip very clearly lays out the concept… or rather the reality that such peace IS possible.
    Would that we abide in Him who is our peace, righteousness, strong tower and refuge…
    It’s all about living in moment by moment relationship, every motive, and action submitted to the leading of His Spirit… and hence, peace and rest.
    Very well said Rachel… Bless you..
    Martin in Australia…

  2. I really appreciate how you explained this and how it is something that grows in us, that He grows in us. And it certainly stands out when someone is at rest with Jesus and His Lordship in their lives against the backdrop of the world. 🙂 God bless you Rachel and lead you on in His truth and rest!

    • Hi Debbie — God’s rest is far more extensive that I’ve ever heard talked about. As it grows in my life, I truly am at rest literally in all things – so often we make the concepts of God so theoretical to the point they aren’t truly real in our day to day lives, when God intends them to be very real. I never knew the extent of rest and actual rest God was calling us to in our lives.

  3. Hello Rachel,

    Great to find your blog here. I’ve been looking for the last 2-3 days for good Christian blogs that talk about GOD, the Most High God. And all I’ve been able to find were sites that talk about god (little-g god). And when I found your blog I was very excited! So I bookmarked it and subscribed and etc… 🙂

    Too often, we try to take matters into our own hands when God says we can cast our cares, (worries, anxieties, fears, and burdens on Him.) Matthew 11:28-29 is one of my most favorite passages of scripture. It says, “Come to Me, all you 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.” When we go to God and cast our burdens, one of the greatest exchanges take place. We exchange our restlessness for His rest. We exchange our fear for His faith. We exchange our worry and anxiety for the peace that surpasses all understanding… (as Philippians 4:6-7 says.) I think it’s important for people to know the importance of living in His rest. Thank you so much for sharing God’s Word. I’ll continue to look forward to your posts.

    Jarrod Clark

    • Hi Jarrod, it truly has been amazing for me this past year, understanding the realness of God’s rest in the details of our lives. He continues to reveal areas where I’m not abiding in His rest, but now that I’ve tasted His rest I’m more quick to let go and do it His way 🙂 To be in God’s rest for us today is as important as it was for the Isrealites to keep the Sabbath … the prior illustration pointed to now. If we are efforting or striving we aren’t resting. If we are worried, hurried, anxious, fearful … we aren’t resting. Trust leads to rest. When we are in His rest, then He can truly work through us because we are truly trusting Him to ..therefore it’s all about Him and His strength and ways and not ours. Further it’s an incredible life of peace and delight for us. His power is amazing and different than how I thought it would be in my life, yet so much more perfect, complete and consuming.

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