October 5 Encounter

Keith Schubert
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How’s your heart this morning?  Are you ready to hear from Him? When you are, read the devotional below.



Leviticus 23:3


Why don’t we do take time for rest and sabbath even if we know we should?  Even when we know it’s a good idea.  We’re pressured and rest could surely help.  But we don’t rest.  Why?


I believe most of the real reasons we don’t rest is because we think, “If I don’t say yes to that request…if my kids aren’t in EVERY event…if I don’t take this overtime…If I STOP, I’m afraid that…”. 


FEAR drives so much of the pressure we find ourselves under: fear of missing out, 

fear of falling behind, fear of not mattering.  FEAR is more often than not the reason we say NO to rest and sabbath and keep ADDING pressure.


What are you afraid will happen if you take time to follow the command of God and REST?  

As you prepare to pray,  what do you sense your Heavenly Father speaking to you right now?  How is He calling you to respond?

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