Updated: Aug 4, 2019
Well, well, well, another week has flown by and here we are again with another episode of the, "Dynamic Duo Inspired Journey." Today, your Adventurous Dynamic Duo is coming to you with all of our love. Our question this week is, "Do you know how to truly, rest?" Hold on...We are talking about resting in God? The Duo knows how difficult life can get; so difficult, that we find ourselves overwhelmed, tired, feeling defeated, burnt out, struggling to keep up, and just plain-ole exhausted. We guess we should call it, just hanging on, in our survival mode. Aren’t we supposed to be able to get rest that is refreshing and inviting? However, sometimes it appears that even our works-based, church culture tends to add another spiritual checklist that can stress us out. What? "Jackie, what do you feel or mean about this?" "Well, Sidney, we aren't spring chickens, so we have to learn to balance our time, living our life intentionally. What is God calling us to do? It's time for us to let go and let God; meaning, to totally abandon ourselves completely to God.” The Adventurous Dynamic Duo is here to tell you, we truly trust and REST in God.
Do you know that God wants us to enjoy our everyday lives? Well, He says it in His Word, John 10:10, that He will give us life more abundantly. As the Adventurous Dynamic Duo look around, talking to people and adventuring/traveling around the world, we're finding a lot of Christians who aren't happy with their lives and they're struggling, on the daily. It really comes back to the same subject we blogged about last Sunday, faith. We must live by God's grace through our faith. You see, God, sent His son, Jesus, to died on the cross for our sins, thus giving us grace; so we can live free (in His will) and do whatever we need to do in our lives. It is all about leaning on God and getting His direction, for every area of our lives. When we do this, we are depending, solely, on Him. This is when - we can really "Rest." Your Adventurous Dynamic Duo takes time out to seek God and partner with Him. As we do this, God guides us to work for Him. He shows us what He has called us to do and then, He strengthens us to do it. Yes, we do what we can on our own, and then we should/must just rest in God, letting Him - do the rest!
Okay, Warriors, what do we mean by, "we do what we can and we leave the rest to God? "First of all, Warriors, did Sidney and I know that we would be writing this blog; one that is encouraging and inspiring folks? Are you kidding...No, we didn't! But, we have a calling on our lives (you do, too); to fulfill a purpose and plan that God has for us to accomplish. Do we get tired and weary? Yes! However, it is in those tired moments, we rest in God. We believe in God. If He said He would do it; we believe Him. So, Warriors, get with the program and rest in God.
Yes, a lot of circumstances in life are out of our control, but God knows our beginning and our end. He can open a door or knock down a wall, that's trying to hold us back. Don't you know, the Lord is the master of shutting a door/building a wall - to get our attention? He does this, so we can change directions...because sometimes, we want to overstay our welcome. Lol. God can even enter into the minds of others to change and convict them, to work in our favor. So...why should we walk around worrying, all stressed out, having fears of failure, or being utterly frustrated??? Well, it's time, now, to rebuke those limiting feelings and walk in our authority; with the peace and joy of the Lord. God doesn't need our help; He is the help!!!!!!!! Warriors, repeat after us, "God we trust You!"
Warriors, it is time to rest in God. Let's get over what the world is trying to do, by labeling us according to what we can do, who we are or know, or our past or future potential. Simply, say yes to who God created us to be. God loves us dearly; even more than we love ourselves. So, let's get in our rightful place and rest in Him. As we come to Him in all honesty, He is our safety net and our understanding in all things. Warriors, He truly is the truth, the way and the life. Sometimes, we must just stop and meditate on Him (escape the masses), so we can hear from Him. We can't get caught up in this busy, noisy, and confused world - that tries to strip us of our faith. Sometimes, it's in those type of moments, when God is just inviting us (waiting patiently) to have a deeper intimate relationship with Him - to rest in Him. As the Adventurous Dynamic Duo does this, we receive a peace that surpasses all understanding. Yes, Warriors, we do not even understand this kind of peace, rationally; but we know it is, truly, God.
Well, are y'all ready for a changed life? A life of peace and joy? Let's all turn over our mess to God and let Him fix it. Trust God - one day at a time, Warriors, and move when God prompts you to move! Be inspired through His goodness and drop that bondage called fear, altogether. Yes! God has us - you and me! That's right, so let us all - let go and let God...because we win with Him!!!! It's your time! It's your season, to live your life intentionally!
Warriors, thank you again for reading our blog. It is a true joy for us to rest in God and have you to share it with us. Y'all, simply, just do it! Rest In God. Please visit us again next week, as we will have more adventures coming your way. P.S. Don't forget to sign in using your email address and the code ZEJFNW.
We love you!
Adventurous Dynamic Duo
Jackie & Sidney
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