Oftentimes when you are sick or coming down with something, you need to get away, to get your “PEACE” back.
If you are coming down with something then you have usually worn yourself down and not rested.
You have generally pushed beyond your limits, and your body is paying a price. You have striven to do something, when you were to be resting in God.
You didn’t listen to the voice of God, but to your own heart. God won’t give us more than we can handle, so why do people strive in their own flesh to do what they want?
If God wanted them to do it, He would provide a means and a way.
“The heart is more deceitful than anything else and mortally sick. Who can fathom it? 10I, ADONAI, search the heart; I test inner motivations; in order to give to everyone what his actions and conduct deserve,” Jeremiah 17: 9-10 (CJB).
“Similarly, the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we don’t know how to pray the way we should. But the Spirit Himself pleads on our behalf with groaning too deep for words; 27 and the one who searches hearts knows exactly what the Spirit is thinking, because his pleadings for God’s people accord with God’s will. 28 Furthermore, we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called in accordance with His purpose; 29 because those whom he knew in advance, he also determined in advance would be conformed to the pattern of His Son, so that he might be the firstborn among many brothers; 30 and those whom He thus determined in advance, He also called; and those whom He called, He also caused to be considered righteous; and those whom he caused to be considered righteous He also glorified!” Romans 8:26-30 (CJB).
“What is causing all the quarrels and fights among you? Isn’t it your desire battling inside you? 2 You desire things and don’t have them. You kill, and you are jealous and you still can’t get them. So you fight and quarrel. The reason you don’t have is that you don’t pray! 3 Or you pray and don’t receive, because you pray with the wrong motive, that of wanting to indulge your own desires,” James 4: 1-3 (CJB).
“Moreover My God will fill every need of yours according to His glorious, wealth, in union with the Messiah Yeshua,” Philippians 4:19 (CJB).
It is the enemy who seeks to destroy us, by trying to convince us we need to strive to get the things we want.
God will give us what we need. He is a good Father. He provides for His Children. Sometimes we just need to rest, relax, take a bath, and recuperate.
Get away from everyone and everything, on a retreat to your bathtub and talk to The LORD. Have one of those “CALGON” moments they used to advertise.
REST – the word for the day.
The LORD says, “REST in ME. For it will soon be time and you will not have what you need to do what I’ve called you to do, because you have ignored My rest.
BE WISE. Do not be as those who ignore and regret that they didn’t listen because they were so into doing their thing that they didn’t have time to do Mine.
REST IN ME….
Am I not everything to you?
Am I not Alpha and Omega? Beginning and end?
\Am I not your provider and protector?
Am I not the one you love the most? Listen to my wisdom and do as I call you to do.
What does it mean when I say, “Rest in ME?”
REST – can mean to rest physically.
“For when you rest physically, I AM able to operate on you, to move things around and to do what I need to do with your mind, body, spirit, and emotions.
Because you are “resting” you aren’t fighting ME. You aren’t preoccupied with what you are doing, so that your body can’t move into the changes that I need it to move into.
It is much harder for your body to be restored while it is moving, than it is while it is physically resting. LISTEN TO YOUR FATHER.”
REST – can mean Trust ME for everything.
If you are resting in me, you aren’t striving to do things in and of yourself. You don’t strive, if you are doing it with Me. I only give you what you can do with Me.
Slow down, wait on Me. I believe in my timing in everything, not the microwave minute or second or nano second.
My timing, which is when I want it to happen, which is always perfect, never too late or too early.
REST – can mean letting me do it my way, not yours.
Listening to me and being obedient to whatever I tell you to do. One of the biggest lessons you need to learn for the days ahead is resting in Me.
Allowing Me to take charge.
Allowing Me to do it in MY TIMING, not yours.
Trusting Me to do what is BEST FOR YOU.
If you want to survive in the days ahead, know what REST IS AND PRACTICING IT, is one of the best strategies you can have for yourself.
It can save your life.
Do not wear out your physical body, or you won’t be around to work with me spiritually on earth.
Learn to say “no” and mean it. Stick by what you have said.
Do not fall into the hole of continuing to do one more thing.
That is what wears you out and takes you from your friends and family, and away from the calling I have intended for you.”
God Bless You!
~ Beverly Juelsgaard-Fischer
God has allowed Beverly to minister all over the world through the internet, and in person through conferences, church services, and small groups. Beverly’s heart is to see the Body of Christ walk in the freedom that God means for them, so they can develop a deep intimacy with Father God, Jesus and Holy Spirit. She ministers to others through prophetic words, and other gifts, bringing breakthrough and calling people into a constant pursuit of His Heart to actively hear His voice for themselves and others. Beverly lives near Danville, VA.