A Day Of Rest

God created us all with the need to rest. He never meant for us to work so much that we never took time for ourselves. Resting is important for the body to go forward. In scripture we see where God sanctioned the seventh day as a day of rest. Now I know there is an important theological lesson behind it. However, we must also see the practical lesson as well.

When one takes time to rest, it allows his or her body to get charged back up for what might lie ahead. If one continues using a rechargeable battery but never recharge it, it will finally die. The same is with us. We need rest, we need time to recharge.

I encourage you that if you have not taken time to rest, do so soon. You will find it that by practicing it, you will be able to deal with what lies ahead.

Be encouraged today.

 

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the hardest to give but of necessity to do. The reason is because forgiveness releases the one who has been wronged by someone else. When a person refuses to forgive, it keeps that person under bondage to the one who has committed the wrong. When one forgives, God’s grace, and love fills that person with peace and strength that frees him or her, helping them to go forward in life.
Ask, the Lord to help you to forgive today!!!
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” Colossians 3:12-13 ESV
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Available Strength In God

“And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6 ESV
 
As I think about this verse, I see the turmoil that David was in. David had been a faithful leader to his mean, however, in this moment they all were turning against him. It was this time that the leader that they thought so highly of, now they wanted to get rid of. What David did in this moment is something that should speak to all of us. When it seems that all is against us, we should, as David did, turn to the Lord. It was through this action that David found strength.
 
What we learn is that no matter what we may be facing or what may come against us, there is always strength in our God. The same God who parted the Red Sea, can help us in the time of distress.
 
May we as David did, find strength in the Lord our God!!!!
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