Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: Rest
To Rest or to Fight? - Bill Johnson. How do you know if you are supposed to fight and contend for a miracle, or rest and trust in God’s promises in the situation you are facing? Bill Johnson teaches from Luke 18 and Matthew 11 on two seemingly contradictory scriptures. There are seasons for contending, and seasons for resting in God’s Promises. We’ve been invited into a relational journey, and instead of being given a formula for life, we have been given the Holy Spirit to lead us personally through every season. This is an excerpt from Bill's message “Rewards and Motives”, originally preached in 2018.
Joyce Meyer (January-03-2021) Watch Sermon: Entering The Rest Of God. Do you have faith that God will not fail you? Joyce explains how trusting God will take care of our problems
Joyce Meyer (June-11-2020) Motivation: The Recipe of Rest. The only way to remain in the rest of God is by walking in faith. Joyce explains how life's frustrations can be eliminated by simply believing God!
Joyce Meyer- Sermon: The Warfare of Rest - Part 2. God's rest is something we all need and never have to live without. Learn how to find authentic, internal rest in Christ.
Joyce Meyer - Sermon: The Warfare of Rest - Part 1. In this world, it's easy to get agitated and upset. But in Christ, we have the power to stay in peace. Learn how.
Joel Osteen (November-20-2022) Daily Devotion: Enter His Rest.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: For we who have believed do enter that rest… Hebrews 4:3, NKJV
TODAY'S WORD: God promises that there are "set times" in our future to bring His promises to pass in our lives, but He doesn’t tell us when they will be. Your set time may be tomorrow morning at 9:47. You’ll get the phone call you’ve been waiting for. Your set time may be two years from now. You’ll get a good break that will thrust you to a new level. My question is, “Do you trust God enough to believe that your set times are coming?” Are you willing to wait with a good attitude? Are you willing to get a new perspective? Remember, that set time is already in your future. Don’t let the negative thoughts talk you out of it. The way you know that you’re really believing is when you have rest on the inside. You’re at peace. You know the answer is on the way. You trust that God is working things out. Today, put your faith and trust in Him and enter into rest. Know that He is good and He is for you! Your set time of favor is on the way!
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Father, today I choose to enter into rest. I choose to trust You, I choose to put my faith and hope in You knowing that You are good and that You have good things in store for my future in Jesus’ name! Amen.
Joel Osteen (August-11-2019) Sunday Daily Devotion: Finding Rest in a Restless World.
TODAY'S SCRIPTURE: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28, NIV
TODAY'S WORD: In this day and age, our culture has become so accustomed to having constant activity going on—computers, cell phones, television, email, video games. There’s nothing wrong with being entertained, but sometimes we have to stop and be still so we can focus on knowing God.
This is especially true during the difficult times in life. When you are facing a challenge, it’s easy to want to run to a friend or talk about it with a neighbor. But at some point, you have to stop and say, “God, I rest in You. I know You have me in the palms of Your hands.” Remember, our battles are spiritual battles. The people in your life aren’t your enemy, the forces of darkness are. When you choose to be still and know that the Greater One lives on the inside of you, you are saying to the whole world, “I trust God. He is my Defender.” When you choose to believe in Him, you will enter into His rest.
Remember, the battle belongs to the Lord. As you are still before Him, as you tune out the distractions of the world and lean into Him, you will find rest and experience His victory and blessing in every area of your life.
PRAYER FOR TODAY: Father, I humbly come to You, seeking rest for my heart and mind. I choose to be still before You. I choose to cast my cares on You. Speak to my heart so I can know You more. Fill me with Your peace as I put my trust in You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Joseph Prince Sermon: Rest In The Power Of His Resurrection Life. God wants you to enjoy the full extent of His great power that is found in the resurrection life of Jesus! Hear this revelatory message by Joseph Prince to learn why God raised Jesus from the dead, and what it means for us as believers today. Get a fresh revelation of who you are in Christ—the very righteousness of God—simply because Jesus was raised, and understand how resting in this identity releases God's awesome, mighty power to reign in life. Rejoice! Because Jesus is alive and seated at the right hand of the Father today, your future is bright!
Joyce Meyer (December-30-2018) Daily Devotion: Rest for the Weary.
The first key to overcoming stress is to recognize or admit we are experiencing it, and look for the source of it.
There was a time in my life when I was constantly having headaches, backaches, stomach aches, neck aches, and all the other symptoms of stress, but I found it very difficult to admit I was pushing too hard physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
I wanted to do all of the things I was doing and wasn’t willing to ask God what He wanted me to do. I was afraid that He would lead me to give up something I wasn’t ready to give up yet.
Although the Lord gives power to the faint and weary, if you are worn-out from continually exceeding your physical limitations, you will have stress.
Our bodies are the sanctuary (home) of God, and we are in disobedience when we push ourselves past God-ordained limitations and live in continual stress. We all have limits and we need to recognize what they are and eliminate excess stress from our lives.
If you wear out your body, you can’t go to a department store and purchase another one, so take care of the one you have!
Prayer Starter: Father, I lift my schedule and activities up to You. Show me areas where I need to change. Help me to do my part to eliminate stress and take care of my body, the temple of Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for Your grace to change! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.