A Place of Rest

There was a time not so long ago that I spoke to a group of women on the subject of prayer. One of the things I stressed to this group was that taking time to rest, to pray, to see God is the only way it will happen. Making time, finding time, looking for time  seems to always fall short. Although some would say this is just a play on words the reality of it is when we “take” time prayer happens.  I am one that has been on the mountaintop and in the valley. I have walked closely to God listening to his voice and acting upon his commands.  I have also been a busy one never seeming to “find” the time to wait upon the Lord, to listen to his voice and to go deeply into his word. I can assure you the greater joy is found in that place of taking time to sit at his feet. Today I would like to encourage you to take time to realize there’s no better time spent than the time you sit at the feet of the Lord in prayer and meditation on his Word the Bible.

Reading:

1Peter 1:1-12

1Greeting to the Elect Pilgrims 

1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ,
To the pilgrims of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
2 elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace be multiplied.

A Heavenly Inheritance

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 8 whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, 9 receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.
10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow. 12 To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.

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About Jesus Follower

A Christian for over 30 years I love the study of the bible and the application of it to live a life pleasing to God.
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One Response to A Place of Rest

  1. Me says:

    Taking time now.

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