3/4/2018 – Resting and Reaping – Part 3 – Pastor Steve Blayer

Resting and reaping pt3

Num 10:33-36   when the ark set out…When it came to rest

  • Even though we follow the cloud, we cannot forget the ark! – carrying His presence

God’s part is to guide us, fight for us, and do the part which is humanly impossible. Our part is to live responsively to His voice, and carry His presence by honoring Him in the midst of all we do. We honor His presence when we live in a posture of rest.

Let GOD arise…

  • Carrying His presence requires a posture of rest – NO MORE STRIVING!

Acts 3:19-20   times of refreshing

  • Revival = “catching your breath”

Lev 25:1-7    you shall have the sabbath products of the land for food

  • Apart from idolatry – breaking the Sabbath was the most often mentioned sin of Israel. They are one in the same. Pagan gods are cruel taskmasters!

The Sabbath year was necessary for the replenishing of nutrients in the soil, and also for replenishing the soul of the laborers.

…18-22  I will so order My blessing for you in the sixth year that it will bring forth the crop for three years.

The greatest works of faith are often the times when we are not working at all, but rather resting and trusting god to take our work and cause it to bear fruit.

Doug Fike testimony


Matt 11:28-30     Come unto me…

What is a weight you have been carrying for which you need the Lord to do the “heavy lifting?” Give it over to Him now and pray for one another

Sabbath rest – intentional – not just recuperating.

Isaiah 40:27-31 – they that wait  (qāwāh — to bind together (perhaps by twisting), that is, collect)

What is your favorite way to “weave yourself” into the Lord? What must you do to be more intentional about this – especially concerning the weight you have been carrying?

1 Corinthians 15:58  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.

What is something for which you labored hard, but now feels like a waste because it seems like “harvest time” has passed and you don’t see the fruit of your labors?