GOD’S REST

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THE KEY TO ENTERING GOD’S REST

Our cat "Mister" at rest

Hebrews 4:1,8,9 Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it…. For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that. So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.

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

The key to entering God’s rest is not to cease from all activity. Rather, the key is to cease from labor that has its beginning point with us. We rest from our works. We rest from activity that has its origin with us. If we haven’t ceased from that, we haven’t entered into God’s rest.

We have lived the Christian life as a struggle. It’s not meant to be a struggle. It’s meant to be a rest. We enter that rest when we learn to live as Jesus lived: from the life of another within us and out through us. Until then, we try to reproduce a life that is foreign to us. But in the intimate union of our spirit with God’s Spirit, that life will be spontaneously reproduced. The life that comes forth from us is the life of God. That yoke is easy, not difficult. That burden is light, not heavy. We find rest for our soul.

I’m not saying you won’t have any fluctuations in your soul, in your thoughts and your feelings, but I am saying that deep within you you’ll be at rest. You’ll have inner peace, because you’ll be walking out the life that God has invited you to participate in with Him.

Taken from The Rest of The Gospel By Dan Stone and David Gregory