1 Therefore we must be wary that, while the promise of entering his rest remains open, none of you may seem to have come short of it. 2 For we had good news proclaimed to us just as they did. But the message they heard did them no good, since they did not join in with those who heard it in faith. 3 For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my anger, ‘They will never enter my rest!’” And yet God’s works were accomplished from the foundation of the world. 4 For he has spoken somewhere about the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works,” 5 but to repeat the text cited earlier: “They will never enter my rest!” 6 Therefore it remains for some to enter it, yet those to whom it was previously proclaimed did not enter because of disobedience. 7 So God again ordains a certain day, “Today,” speaking through David after so long a time, as in the words quoted before, “O, that today you would listen as he speaks! Do not harden your hearts.” 8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken afterward about another day. 9 Consequently a Sabbath rest remains for the people of God. 10 For the one who enters God’s rest has also rested from his works, just as God did from his own works (Hebrews 4:1-10).2
We were blessed with REST this last weekend. Real REST in that there were no phone calls, no emails, no interruptions, just truly peace and quiet and REST. The first thing i noticed was how long it has actually been since i have allowed myself some REST. With no agenda and no real schedule to have to worry about I was able to have 3 days of undisturbed REST from everything. At one point i felt guilty! How hard are we on ourselves that we must insist on moving so fast everyday that we never stop to enjoy the journey and truly REST?
Start with your Sabbath. God’s children have inherited the ABILITY TO TRULY REST IN HIM and REST physically. Take your one day a week and then start to find ways to take more! REST fills you with newness and passion and strength!