Relationships, friendships and fellowships are such a beautiful thing in the eyes of the Lord. When someone is down there are others to pick that person up. I’m getting married this summer and Lauren and I have seen the blessings of being engaged but how the enemy is trying to disengage us and using our loved ones, too. It makes sense! We are being obedient to Mark 10:8 - we are doing what the enemy hates - which is awesome but tough! By allowing and asking for God’s Spirit for help, by doing devotions, praying together, having faith and serving-you’re essentially building God’s Kingdom on earth and crushing the enemy’s territories! Having Christ as the center of your home, relationships and community you will see mountains move, a revival take place and a creation of a family, a team and an army! Philippians 1:9-11
Vince Lombardi said, “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Like it or not, we all need rest. It’s logical. Yet as someone who likes to go, go, go…I don’t like to rest. As I wondered why I had such difficulty resting, Pastor Pete Scazzero’s quote humbled me: “The core spiritual issue in stopping revolves around trust. Will God take care of us and our concerns if we obey him by stopping to keep the Sabbath?” Bingo. By not stopping, I’m communicating that I don’t trust God. Worse, I’m saying I am God. Of course, I would never utter those words nor do I believe them…but my actions say otherwise. I’ve been practicing Sabbath rest each week for the last month. I’m a rookie rest-er, but I’m loving this new rhythm. God is God, and I am not.