Today’s Encouragement is Hebrews 4:9-10 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God,  for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.
There remains a Sabbath rest –
The Sabbath rest existed for God’s people since creation. Since God rested on the seventh day, so also, He has given us the blessing of a Sabbath rest. My friends, this is not forcing us to ‘not work’… to abide by a set of rules of dos and don’ts. Rather, this is a gift from God to His children, who need to STOP occasionally, regularly (every seven days) and just … rest! It’s a foreign concept to the culture of this day, incessant busy-ness consumes us, and wears us down and out!
While it is important enough that God made it one of the Ten Commandments, it is also our loving Father saying to us, “My child, breathe for a moment, slow down, close your eyes a minute and rest in Me… Consider Me, Honor Me on this day, I’ll take care of you, I always have, always will… because you are precious to me. I want you to be at peace, refresh, rested, not worn out and worn down. “
In Isaiah 30:15 God said, “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust in your strength…”.
My friends – consider taking a rest – a sabbath – regularly. It can be 5 minutes a day, or whatever time you can find – a whole day a week is pretty hard for some of us…! If you are too busy to rest… then you’re just too busy. And rest in Him, He is the only true rest!
Father we thank you for giving us wise counsel, setting up wisdom for us, sound advice to avoid certain things, and encouragement do these other things. You truly are good to us, infinitely better to us than we deserve. Help us to listen to you, to learn from You, and Lord, help us to rest in You.
I will rest in You