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Nov 2

Hello, Father.
I’m not sure why you want me to rest so much when I have so very much to do, but I accept your will for me, and ask that you help me feel good enough, soon enough, to stand and take a shower instead of just trying to sit up and absorb sunlight, like a plant, lol. Lord, my head really just keeps wanting to lay down, but I’ve done too much of that in the last 24 hours, and now I just want to get past this crazy whatever-it-is and not be sick at all for many months to come. Please forgive my crankiness, but I am sick of being sick! I finally have been over that flu-thingy for awhile now, and then this. Urrgh!! Father, please help me just to accept this time of rest, and leave everything else in your capable hands. I do NOT need to figure things out, I just need to be willing to serve you and do things your way — in your timing. Thank you, faithful Shepherd.

 
Hebrews 4:9‭-‬16 AMPC

So then, there is still awaiting a full and complete Sabbath-rest reserved for the [true] people of God; For he who has once entered [God’s] rest also has ceased from [the weariness and pain] of human labors, just as God rested from those labors peculiarly His own. [Gen. 2:2.] Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell]. For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]; it is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating to the dividing line of the breath of life (soul) and [the immortal] spirit, and of joints and marrow [of the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and sifting and analyzing and judging the very thoughts and purposes of the heart. And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, naked and defenseless to the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do. Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has [already] ascended and passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith in Him]. For we do not have a High Priest Who is unable to understand and sympathize and have a shared feeling with our weaknesses and infirmities and liability to the assaults of temptation, but One Who has been tempted in every respect as we are, yet without sinning. Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to the throne of grace (the throne of God’s unmerited favor to us sinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming just when we need it].

 

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