At this hour we rest in the promises of our faithful God, knowing that his words are full of truth and power; we rest in the doctrines of his word, which are consolation itself; we rest in the covenant of his grace, which is a haven of delight. The person of Jesus is the quiet resting-place of his people; and when we draw near to him in the breaking of bread, in the hearing of the word, the searching of the Scriptures, prayer, or praise, we find any form of approach to him to be the return of peace to our spirits. The God of Peace gives perfect peace to those whose hearts are stayed upon him. – Charles Spurgeon
Renew – An instance of resuming an activity or state after an interruption.
~Renewal of the Spirit
” but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.”
~Renewal of the Mind
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your
mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and
acceptable and perfect.” –Romans 12:2
Without rest, how can one be renewed?
Rest – “Cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength.”
“In your rest I find the peace that I need, the hope of You that encourages me.”
Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
Rest is a good thing. With our busy lives getting ever so hectic it grieves my spirit when I hear others around me telling me how busy life for them it is, and because of that they can’t wait for the next time to get drunk. As you all know the Bible clearly states forbidden of any type of alcohol.
Ephesians 5:18 ” And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit,
(Ephesians 5:18 ESV)
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That is why Christ came so that we can give our heavy burdens to Him. He wants to be so involved in our life. It’s only when and how much you allow Him to be.
Without being renewed, how can one be restored?
Without having the right state of mind, one cannot be restored. We must have a mind of Christ in able to receive restoration, He is the foundation.
Restore – Bring back; reinstate.
“Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”
When was the last time you had that moment with Christ that changed your life in a way that you never thought possible, the time that you encounter Him in the car, not just at church; but a renewing spirit that is within you everywhere you go.
Revive in me a longing for your beauty,
Ignite in me a hunger for your name,
Here at your throne, I am made whole.