#152: Order Always Begins with Rest

March 9, 2024

God made man on the sixth day and then He rested. Which means man’s first day of existence was a day of rest and reflection. We were designed to do all things from rest first.

I remember having this revelation almost ten years ago when listening to a talk by Graham Cooke — “If God brought man into the world and then immediately immersed him in rest, why am I continually organizing my life and efforts in such a way that I’m working towards and for rest instead of from it? Why am I doing it backwards?” And if I made the adjustment to approach my work and order Biblically — from Rest — would I be less tired and worn out? Would I have less to complain about and experience disappointment around?

On this episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast, I’m sharing a word on rest that I recently released at REVIVE Church of Tampa, my home church. We looked at Genesis 1:23-2:3 and Hebrews 3:7-4:13 so we could have a better grasp and understanding of how real rest is the right place to start any and every endeavor in life. Are you interested to know how that works? Ready to experience less worry, weariness and burnout along the Christian road as you bring the Kingdom with Him? If so, I want you to Grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!


Genesis 1:23-2:3

Hebrews 3:7-4:13

Isaiah 7:9
If you will not believe, Surely you shall not be established.

Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.

REVIVE Church of Tampa

REVIVE Church of Tampa streams service live on Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find that livestream on our church Facebook page:

Live Service – Sundays at 11am ET

If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:

The ROCC: REVIVE Online Campus Community

About this podcast:

Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.

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