A journey into Rest is a journey into God’s Love. How deeply we Rest depends much on how secure we truly are in God’s Love. As we encounter His unshakeable, eternal character of Love, we learn to doubt less and trust more!
Follow this Sound Trail to walk deeper in God’s love. We start at the cross at Calvary, the greatest demonstration of God’s love and commitment to restoring us in Christ Jesus.
“Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us.”
Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.John 19:30
To begin, still yourself. Read Apostle Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian Church on the right and note one phrase that stands out for you. With this verse in mind, close your eyes, breathing in deeply and slowly till you are ready to move on to the next step.
“For this reason I bow my knees before the Father… that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith – that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”Eph. 3:14-18
On the cross Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:24
Listen to this song twice: Mighty Cross.Open your heart and ask for even more faith, more of the power of the cross, more of the love of Jesus and His Rest to fill your heart.People you need to forgive may come to mind as you listen, especially those who have made you feel inconsequential and small. Forgive and release them, the situations and circumstances that may have had you locked you in perpetual cycles of frustration, anger or fear. Listen to this song as many times as necessary.
Forgive yourself. Self rejection needs to be released as well. This is especially relevant for those of us plagued by an almost constant sense of inadequacy and fear and/or have been unable to move beyond certain things that happened in the past that we feel responsible for or are ashamed of. Lay these on the cross. Know that you are forgiven even as you bring these situations before Him. Trust in the Blood of the Lamb and the power of the cross to completely cover these and free us from its yoke, restore and make new.Realise also that God is bigger than any mistake we can make. Know this and rest in His Love today.
Listen to the songs: So You Would Come and Such Love. Receive the embrace of the Father. Allow the love of God to enter, enlarge and overcome you. Stay in His embrace. Rest and linger on.
Listen to this song twice: Rest. Receive all that is being released to you. Listen, linger and give thanks out loud.
“…you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:36