The Importance of Rest - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series

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Bible Verse: Genesis 2:3
“Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done.”

Reflect and Respond: What has been your understanding of rest? Is it good? Bad? Did today's message change your attitude toward rest? Let us know your thoughts!

Prayer: Father, I come to You today looking for Your rest and Your renewal of my spirit, my mind, my emotions, even my body. Help me to stop and experience Your perfect peace. Amen.

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3 months ago
There’s not much that takes my time and energy these days. I was raised to treat Sunday differently. It’s not that what I do on any day is much different on Sunday, however because of this Bible lesson I’m going to make what I think about and do on Sundays is much more intentional about Jesus and my relationship with Him.
3 months ago
Heavenly father thank you for the importance of rest, continue to bless me with thy strength to prevail in God. Amen.
3 months ago
Dear Lord,
I ask you right now in the name of Jesus that you give me much needed rest from the trauma I experienced in my life. As my therapist and I deal with these issues, I pray that you will assist me through this process. I pray this in Jesus name. Amen!
3 months ago
Heavenly Father, just as You took time out to share Your presence with us, help me to do likewise. Help me to rest in Your presence so that I may be refreshed and helped by Your grace and Your love. They are the ingredients for perfect enjoyment of life.
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3 months ago
I rest sometimes but I find myself not resting enough except when I sleep
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