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There is a rest available to believers, and this is a time and season where The Lord is wanting to bring you into His rest. But, at the same time, there are many distractions. In order to enter that rest, it's very important to bring your spirit, soul and body into alignment with Him.
Study Hebrews 4 and find out where you're at and ensure you mix what you hear in that passage with faith, setting yourself apart from how the world does things.
Faith and obedience = rest. Faith without walking in it brings death as evidenced by James 2:14-16. Trying to enter God's rest without faith accomplishes nothing but continued UNrest. Both are required: Faith in God's ability to give rest and actively stepping into it.
Making the decision to not only HAVE faith but to also WALK IN IT is a decision each of us have to make for ourselves. As we do, God becomes our guard and protector and we achieve rest. We can choose to walk in rest or choose to try and take care of things ourselves and have no rest. It's up to us. Neither way we choose changes the fact that every detail about us is known by a loving God who wants to take care of us. The problem is most of the time He can't because we've been too busy trying to take care of ourselves.
Every place of rest in God has a door through which to enter, and each of those doors has a threshold across it. God is guarding every door and will choose who He allows to cross that threshold. It is those who choose to listen to His invitation to enter His rest and combine it with faith who will be allowed in. You can look into the place of rest all day long and never experience it, but when you by faith choose to enter in and by faith step over the threshold is when you experience God's rest. Your faith in God's invitation and responding accordingly is your key.
--Donald Dodd
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Eric Sikma

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There is a rest available to believers, and this is a time and season where The Lord is wanting to bring you into His rest. But, at the same time, there are many distractions. In order to enter that rest, it's very important to bring your spirit, soul and body into alignment with Him.
Study Hebrews 4 and find out where you're at and ensure you mix what you hear in that passage with faith, setting yourself apart from how the world does things.
Faith and obedience = rest. Faith without walking in it brings death as evidenced by James 2:14-16. Trying to enter God's rest without faith accomplishes nothing but continued UNrest. Both are required: Faith in God's ability to give rest and actively stepping into it.
Making the decision to not only HAVE faith but to also WALK IN IT is a decision each of us have to make for ourselves. As we do, God becomes our guard and protector and we achieve rest. We can choose to walk in rest or choose to try and take care of things ourselves and have no rest. It's up to us. Neither way we choose changes the fact that every detail about us is known by a loving God who wants to take care of us. The problem is most of the time He can't because we've been too busy trying to take care of ourselves.
Every place of rest in God has a door through which to enter, and each of those doors has a threshold across it. God is guarding every door and will choose who He allows to cross that threshold. It is those who choose to listen to His invitation to enter His rest and combine it with faith who will be allowed in. You can look into the place of rest all day long and never experience it, but when you by faith choose to enter in and by faith step over the threshold is when you experience God's rest. Your faith in God's invitation and responding accordingly is your key.
--Donald Dodd
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Eric Sikma

Discussion  - 
 
There is a rest available to believers, and this is a time and season where The Lord is wanting to bring you into His rest. But, at the same time, there are many distractions. In order to enter that rest, it's very important to bring your spirit, soul and body into alignment with Him.
Study Hebrews 4 and find out where you're at and ensure you mix what you hear in that passage with faith, setting yourself apart from how the world does things.
Faith and obedience = rest. Faith without walking in it brings death as evidenced by James 2:14-16. Trying to enter God's rest without faith accomplishes nothing but continued UNrest. Both are required: Faith in God's ability to give rest and actively stepping into it.
Making the decision to not only HAVE faith but to also WALK IN IT is a decision each of us have to make for ourselves. As we do, God becomes our guard and protector and we achieve rest. We can choose to walk in rest or choose to try and take care of things ourselves and have no rest. It's up to us. Neither way we choose changes the fact that every detail about us is known by a loving God who wants to take care of us. The problem is most of the time He can't because we've been too busy trying to take care of ourselves.
Every place of rest in God has a door through which to enter, and each of those doors has a threshold across it. God is guarding every door and will choose who He allows to cross that threshold. It is those who choose to listen to His invitation to enter His rest and combine it with faith who will be allowed in. You can look into the place of rest all day long and never experience it, but when you by faith choose to enter in and by faith step over the threshold is when you experience God's rest. Your faith in God's invitation and responding accordingly is your key.
--Donald Dodd
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Eric Sikma

Discussion  - 
 
There is a rest available to believers, and this is a time and season where The Lord is wanting to bring you into His rest. But, at the same time, there are many distractions. In order to enter that rest, it's very important to bring your spirit, soul and body into alignment with Him.
Study Hebrews 4 and find out where you're at and ensure you mix what you hear in that passage with faith, setting yourself apart from how the world does things.
Faith and obedience = rest. Faith without walking in it brings death as evidenced by James 2:14-16. Trying to enter God's rest without faith accomplishes nothing but continued UNrest. Both are required: Faith in God's ability to give rest and actively stepping into it.
Making the decision to not only HAVE faith but to also WALK IN IT is a decision each of us have to make for ourselves. As we do, God becomes our guard and protector and we achieve rest. We can choose to walk in rest or choose to try and take care of things ourselves and have no rest. It's up to us. Neither way we choose changes the fact that every detail about us is known by a loving God who wants to take care of us. The problem is most of the time He can't because we've been too busy trying to take care of ourselves.
Every place of rest in God has a door through which to enter, and each of those doors has a threshold across it. God is guarding every door and will choose who He allows to cross that threshold. It is those who choose to listen to His invitation to enter His rest and combine it with faith who will be allowed in. You can look into the place of rest all day long and never experience it, but when you by faith choose to enter in and by faith step over the threshold is when you experience God's rest. Your faith in God's invitation and responding accordingly is your key.
--Donald Dodd
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General Discussion  - 
 
There is a rest available to believers, and this is a time and season where The Lord is wanting to bring you into His rest. But, at the same time, there are many distractions. In order to enter that rest, it's very important to bring your spirit, soul and body into alignment with Him.
Study Hebrews 4 and find out where you're at and ensure you mix what you hear in that passage with faith, setting yourself apart from how the world does things.
Faith and obedience = rest. Faith without walking in it brings death as evidenced by James 2:14-16. Trying to enter God's rest without faith accomplishes nothing but continued UNrest. Both are required: Faith in God's ability to give rest and actively stepping into it.
Making the decision to not only HAVE faith but to also WALK IN IT is a decision each of us have to make for ourselves. As we do, God becomes our guard and protector and we achieve rest. We can choose to walk in rest or choose to try and take care of things ourselves and have no rest. It's up to us. Neither way we choose changes the fact that every detail about us is known by a loving God who wants to take care of us. The problem is most of the time He can't because we've been too busy trying to take care of ourselves.
Every place of rest in God has a door through which to enter, and each of those doors has a threshold across it. God is guarding every door and will choose who He allows to cross that threshold. It is those who choose to listen to His invitation to enter His rest and combine it with faith who will be allowed in. You can look into the place of rest all day long and never experience it, but when you by faith choose to enter in and by faith step over the threshold is when you experience God's rest. Your faith in God's invitation and responding accordingly is your key.
--Donald Dodd
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1 Corinthians 10:13. Some of you are feeling a heavy burden and you're tired and don't know what to do. God does, and if you combine this passage with Romans 8:28, your circumstances are NOT bigger than you, they will NOT overpower you, you are NOT helpless, and in God's eyes, yes you CAN work through them because He has something for you in them that somehow benefits you for eternity as a believer. Say you're at a crossroads: Do you cave in or do you press forward through these things? God wants the latter, and you'll be stronger after the fact by doing so, somehow, some way.
References:
1 Corinthians 10:13 - No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. [TEMPTED in the original Greek also reads TESTED.]
Romans 8:28 - And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
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Eric Sikma

Discussion  - 
 
1 Corinthians 10:13. Some of you are feeling a heavy burden and you're tired and don't know what to do. God does, and if you combine this passage with Romans 8:28, your circumstances are NOT bigger than you, they will NOT overpower you, you are NOT helpless, and in God's eyes, yes you CAN work through them because He has something for you in them that somehow benefits you for eternity as a believer. Say you're at a crossroads: Do you cave in or do you press forward through these things? God wants the latter, and you'll be stronger after the fact by doing so, somehow, some way.
References:
1 Corinthians 10:13 - No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. [TEMPTED in the original Greek also reads TESTED.]
Romans 8:28 - And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
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Eric Sikma

Discussion  - 
 
There is a rest available to believers, and this is a time and season where The Lord is wanting to bring you into His rest. But, at the same time, there are many distractions. In order to enter that rest, it's very important to bring your spirit, soul and body into alignment with Him.
Study Hebrews 4 and find out where you're at and ensure you mix what you hear in that passage with faith, setting yourself apart from how the world does things.
Faith and obedience = rest. Faith without walking in it brings death as evidenced by James 2:14-16. Trying to enter God's rest without faith accomplishes nothing but continued UNrest. Both are required: Faith in God's ability to give rest and actively stepping into it.
Making the decision to not only HAVE faith but to also WALK IN IT is a decision each of us have to make for ourselves. As we do, God becomes our guard and protector and we achieve rest. We can choose to walk in rest or choose to try and take care of things ourselves and have no rest. It's up to us. Neither way we choose changes the fact that every detail about us is known by a loving God who wants to take care of us. The problem is most of the time He can't because we've been too busy trying to take care of ourselves.
Every place of rest in God has a door through which to enter, and each of those doors has a threshold across it. God is guarding every door and will choose who He allows to cross that threshold. It is those who choose to listen to His invitation to enter His rest and combine it with faith who will be allowed in. You can look into the place of rest all day long and never experience it, but when you by faith choose to enter in and by faith step over the threshold is when you experience God's rest. Your faith in God's invitation and responding accordingly is your key.
--Donald Dodd
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Eric Sikma

Discussion  - 
 
There is a rest available to believers, and this is a time and season where The Lord is wanting to bring you into His rest. But, at the same time, there are many distractions. In order to enter that rest, it's very important to bring your spirit, soul and body into alignment with Him.
Study Hebrews 4 and find out where you're at and ensure you mix what you hear in that passage with faith, setting yourself apart from how the world does things.
Faith and obedience = rest. Faith without walking in it brings death as evidenced by James 2:14-16. Trying to enter God's rest without faith accomplishes nothing but continued UNrest. Both are required: Faith in God's ability to give rest and actively stepping into it.
Making the decision to not only HAVE faith but to also WALK IN IT is a decision each of us have to make for ourselves. As we do, God becomes our guard and protector and we achieve rest. We can choose to walk in rest or choose to try and take care of things ourselves and have no rest. It's up to us. Neither way we choose changes the fact that every detail about us is known by a loving God who wants to take care of us. The problem is most of the time He can't because we've been too busy trying to take care of ourselves.
Every place of rest in God has a door through which to enter, and each of those doors has a threshold across it. God is guarding every door and will choose who He allows to cross that threshold. It is those who choose to listen to His invitation to enter His rest and combine it with faith who will be allowed in. You can look into the place of rest all day long and never experience it, but when you by faith choose to enter in and by faith step over the threshold is when you experience God's rest. Your faith in God's invitation and responding accordingly is your key.
--Donald Dodd
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Eric Sikma

Discussion  - 
 
There is a rest available to believers, and this is a time and season where The Lord is wanting to bring you into His rest. But, at the same time, there are many distractions. In order to enter that rest, it's very important to bring your spirit, soul and body into alignment with Him.
Study Hebrews 4 and find out where you're at and ensure you mix what you hear in that passage with faith, setting yourself apart from how the world does things.
Faith and obedience = rest. Faith without walking in it brings death as evidenced by James 2:14-16. Trying to enter God's rest without faith accomplishes nothing but continued UNrest. Both are required: Faith in God's ability to give rest and actively stepping into it.
Making the decision to not only HAVE faith but to also WALK IN IT is a decision each of us have to make for ourselves. As we do, God becomes our guard and protector and we achieve rest. We can choose to walk in rest or choose to try and take care of things ourselves and have no rest. It's up to us. Neither way we choose changes the fact that every detail about us is known by a loving God who wants to take care of us. The problem is most of the time He can't because we've been too busy trying to take care of ourselves.
Every place of rest in God has a door through which to enter, and each of those doors has a threshold across it. God is guarding every door and will choose who He allows to cross that threshold. It is those who choose to listen to His invitation to enter His rest and combine it with faith who will be allowed in. You can look into the place of rest all day long and never experience it, but when you by faith choose to enter in and by faith step over the threshold is when you experience God's rest. Your faith in God's invitation and responding accordingly is your key.
--Donald Dodd
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Learning Jesus' Ways  - 
 
There is a rest available to believers, and this is a time and season where The Lord is wanting to bring you into His rest. But, at the same time, there are many distractions. In order to enter that rest, it's very important to bring your spirit, soul and body into alignment with Him.
Study Hebrews 4 and find out where you're at and ensure you mix what you hear in that passage with faith, setting yourself apart from how the world does things.
Faith and obedience = rest. Faith without walking in it brings death as evidenced by James 2:14-16. Trying to enter God's rest without faith accomplishes nothing but continued UNrest. Both are required: Faith in God's ability to give rest and actively stepping into it.
Making the decision to not only HAVE faith but to also WALK IN IT is a decision each of us have to make for ourselves. As we do, God becomes our guard and protector and we achieve rest. We can choose to walk in rest or choose to try and take care of things ourselves and have no rest. It's up to us. Neither way we choose changes the fact that every detail about us is known by a loving God who wants to take care of us. The problem is most of the time He can't because we've been too busy trying to take care of ourselves.
Every place of rest in God has a door through which to enter, and each of those doors has a threshold across it. God is guarding every door and will choose who He allows to cross that threshold. It is those who choose to listen to His invitation to enter His rest and combine it with faith who will be allowed in. You can look into the place of rest all day long and never experience it, but when you by faith choose to enter in and by faith step over the threshold is when you experience God's rest. Your faith in God's invitation and responding accordingly is your key.
--Donald Dodd
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1 Corinthians 10:13. Some of you are feeling a heavy burden and you're tired and don't know what to do. God does, and if you combine this passage with Romans 8:28, your circumstances are NOT bigger than you, they will NOT overpower you, you are NOT helpless, and in God's eyes, yes you CAN work through them because He has something for you in them that somehow benefits you for eternity as a believer. Say you're at a crossroads: Do you cave in or do you press forward through these things? God wants the latter, and you'll be stronger after the fact by doing so, somehow, some way.
References:
1 Corinthians 10:13 - No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. [TEMPTED in the original Greek also reads TESTED.]
Romans 8:28 - And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
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LIFE TO THE FULLEST FOR ME: Accepting someone unconditionally, no matter how dark their hour or why, digging deep, walking and talking along the way, then eventually watching them reach that point of touching the face of God.
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