Some things you’ve been wanting from God, you can only get in His Rest.
Sometimes the thing we need really relies on our position, and the rest of God is a prime position to be in. It’s in His rest that we can receive without striving, we can overcome without having to think up the perfect battle plan for ourselves, and we can trust even when we don’t have all the data in hand and processed. But we cannot have that quality of experience if we do not enter into and remain — abide! — in God’s rest. Your position matters.
Do you know what the ultimate picture of God’s rest is in the Bible? It’s that Garden right in the beginning of the story! We start to see that God is leading us back to that Garden at every turn. The Garden is the Kingdom and the Kingdom is the Garden! And once we see the qualities of His rest that are found in His Garden/Kingdom, we can start to see them all throughout the stories of the Bible. And once we see them all throughout the stories of the Bible, guess what . . .
We can engage the Kingdom in ANY situation and learn to ABIDE in His rest!
In this episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast, I’m sharing the last message in a series I’ve been preaching at my home church of REVIVE Church of Tampa on real rest. Have a listen as I share how you can learn to remain in real rest by seeing the real rest that was offered in so many different situations throughout the Bible. You can access and abide in rest the same way! So if you’re ready to round out this month’s study on the rest of God, grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!
Grab the Accompanying Rest Worksheet: Would you like a two-page worksheet that has the four questions of rest we’ve been discussing in this rest series along with spaces to pray through the questions with God and journal out the answers? Click here to download (yep, you’ll be getting on my email list when you opt-in to receive the worksheet, but you can always unsubscribe at the bottom of the delivery email).
Join the Conversation Inside The REVIVE Online Campus Community: Are you ready to join the conversation around how to enter into and abide in the rest of God? You’re invited into our online community — The ROCC. Head to revivetampa.org/ROCC to join the community. Inside you’ll find access to weekly messages, discipleship opportunities and more. You’ll find the current podcast episode pinned to the Featured section of the group so you can join the chat in the comments. Hope to see you there!
Scripture References Mentioned in This Episode:
Matthew 11:28-30 MSG
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
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 streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:
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:
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.