God invites us to enter with Him into His Sabbath rest. He offers us a place under the shadow of His wings to escape the hectic pace of our lifestyle.
When we realize that our true identity comes from our relationship with God, and that His opinion of us is all that really matters, we blossom wherever He plants us.
We live as a praise and honor to His name rather than our own name. We yoke up with Jesus, and our lot in life becomes easier and lighter (Matthew 11:30). We enjoy a deeper intimacy with Him as our yoke-fellow.
If we commit to step aside for a few minutes several times during the busyness of our day, we can experience this rejuvenating rest. We take time to breathe deeply, to enter into God's presence, and to focus on Him and His will for the next moment of our life.
Our soul experiences peace that transcends human capabilities, our spirit grows stronger through our connection to His influence, and our body heals of many of its diseases.
As we mature in the Lord, we make more time to spend segments of rest in His presence, and to focus our entire being on Him (Psalm 46:10). We bless Him for who He is and for His abundant love for us.
This time can be just a few moments or an extended period. Then, we abide in God's rest as His Spirit directs the remainder of our day; and we follow along with His plans instead of our own.
Father God, help us not to give Satan a foothold into our life by allowing his thoughts to infiltrate our soul - our thoughts, decisions and emotions. We do not want to unwittingly open a door into our soul for him to take advantage of us, to side-track us and to destroy our witness for You.
Reveal his lies to us so that we can combat them with Your Truth. Strengthen us in our spirit as we respond to Your will for each moment of our life. Now and always, we want to serve at the pleasure of our King Jesus, following Your will for our life and living in Your Sabbath rest each moment of our day.
Thought for the Day:
Once we learn to abide in God's Sabbath rest, rather than pursuing meaningless activities in life, we find peace and joy and live in the power and anointing of abiding in the center of God's will.