Friday, June 26, 2015

Straight Talk

I received the July edition of Charisma Magazine today and spent the afternoon scanning through it, stopping to read articles that caught my attention.  One of the articles was Living In God's Rest by Joyce Meyer.  That title really spoke to me, so I started to read....

When we try to do everything in our own strength (that's me) and leave God out of the equation, we just get worn-out and frustrated (been there, done that) by our mistakes and failures.

But when we lean on God, we actually enter into His rest and can enjoy our lives, no matter what our circumstances may be.  (Hallelujah to the Lamb of God)

Hebrews 4:9-11 says, "Therefore a rest remains for the people of God.  For whoever enters His rest will also cease from his own works, as God did from His.  Let us labor therefore to enter that rest....."

Now the rest of God is not a rest from work ~ It's a rest in work.  It's partnering with God to do what He is calling you to do by His grace, and leaving the part you can't do in His hands, trusting Him to do it.

When you find yourself getting frustrated or feeling overwhelmed, like you just can't do it anymore, remember to stop, get your focus back on Him and enter into His rest once again!

I had some visitors this afternoon!! 
Great Grands
I love talking with Ava and Emma, they say the cutest things!

 Until Next Time
Resting in The Lord



  1. Sweet baby girls....eating ice very precious. HOPE you and Mr. D have a RESTful weekend, my Friend!

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    1. thankful for your understanding heart till this old(er) lady gets the hang of newer technology! :)

  3. Oh Mary, that is me too....awwww on your visitors, how lovely they are. Have a beautiful Friday. Blessings

  4. Had to refocus today and rest in the Lord!
    Your great grands are so sweet!

  5. Mary, the girls are so adorable!! Joyce Meyer has some wonderful books and articles. Thanks for sharing this one with us! So true.


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