Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Rest..

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"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 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." Mark 11:28-30

This is what the LORD says: "Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, 'We will not walk in it.' Jeremiah 6:16


Shhh
Rest
Be calm
These are not human arms
That hold you in this love embrace
These hands don't get tired or weary
Never too busy or lack the strength or lose grip
I know that sometimes in the midst of the storm you forget
Who it is that you are in Covenant relationship with as you compare
The love I have for you with what you have experienced in the hands of men
Who at their very best are rarely able to give you the very best that you need
I am not a man and I cannot lie for I am TRUTH and within these arms find comfort
Within these arms, REST, for the battle is still raging and having done all, you must STAND
REST because there are those I shall send your way to whom you will be my arms and mouth
To say REST for as you have received comfort you must also comfort your brethren
Reminding them of the love I have for them that they are not alone
Tell them to know their God for they shall in turn do exploits
Greater works than they can think or imagine
And they in turn shall provide strength
For those who are weary
And bear burdens
They shall say
Be calm
Rest
Shh

Conversations with God are so interesting but we really need to set the atmosphere, not so much for Him to speak but for us to hear what He is saying. There is no comfort like that which comes from the Holy Spirit. He reaches so deep into you to places you never knew existed, binding broken pieces with the love of God. I tried to copy Kafo but I'm not sure that worked very well!! The point is to remember that there is a place you can go to find rest. Sometimes it means leaving a physical location but when you can't get to Barbados, get in the Spirit and find that place of rest in Him. He's always available.

Remain blessed and highly favoured. Irrespective of whatever point you are in the story of your life, remember its never over until The Storyteller writes The End.

10 comments:

jhazmyn said...

Hmm, we're doing a series on the Holy Spirit in church so i can so relate to this post.

A lot of things fall into perspective when we see them through His eyes...we begin to let go of our strength and embrace His

Jaycee said...

Hmmmmmmmmm...the more I read this, the more I felt this "calmness" about me.

Thanks.

Tiera said...

God always uses you to confirm the very things He has been telling me. To be still, to find peace, thank you for being a vessel.

Rita said...

It wasnt exactly like Kafo's, but is it lovely all the same. That was what caught my eye first :-)

I love the reassuring words that His arms are not human.

God bless you. The post is so "calming".

LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR said...

Excellently written. It reminded me of a time God said to me "No matter what Son, don't stop coming...this is where you'll find rest for your soul"

Thanks for the reminder.

- LDP

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

Wow....I soooooo needed that...very refreshing...thanks Zoe!!!

Kafo said...

i have to read this again

Street Preacher said...

rest... what great assurance... like the words and the direction it gave! It was all shaped like an arrow head pointing to the place of rest!

prashant said...

we begin to let go of our strength and embrace His
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Patrina said...

"There is no comfort like that which comes from the Holy Spirit. He reaches so deep into you to places you never knew existed, binding broken pieces with the love of God."

Amen! You said it so true! This is the REST of teh story - the part of our relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son - that brings our meager lives to LIFE! The trinty - the 3 in ONE! We are given this Holy Spirit in Christ's position with the Father - until His Glorious return to earth for us - His Followers.

He promised to not abandone us - He left us in capable hands - the Holy Spirit is God in spirit form so to speak - they cannot be seperated - they are all God.

Intimate relationship with God - Jesus - continues in relationship witht His Holy Spirit! We abide in Jesus and He in us - through His Holy Spirit on this earth....until the end of the story - and Jesus comes back for His Bride!!

Keep following Jesus and abide - REST in His lingering Holy Spirit.

Hugs,
Patrina <")>><
His watchman on the wall