As I was preparing to send out a Labor Day email, the Bible verse Hebrews 4:11 came to mind. It says that we are to “labor” to enter God’s rest. It seems like a contradiction, but It was a great reminder to me personally, to quit striving so hard to fix everybody and everything, and to instead, focus on staying in God’s presence and peace.
I wanted to study the concept of rest and peace further and fill my mind with God’s Word on this subject, so that is when I felt lead to create this month’s Delight in the Word Challenge on the theme of The Power of Rest and Peace.
I pray that it blesses you as much as it has blessed me to prepare it. I can’t help but continue to fall more and more in love with the Word of God. It nourishes my soul, strengthens my inner man and delights my heart. So often, like a cool glass of water on a hot day, it is just what I need at that very moment in life.
Here is the September Delight in the Word Challenge Calendar.
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If you are new to the DITW Monthly Challenges, here’s how to participate…
- Use the Scriptures listed as a starting point to delight in the Word.
- Then get creative using writing, lettering, doodling, Bible journaling, painting, coloring, etc. —whatever will help you hide it in your heart and meditate on it the entire week.
- Take a pic and post it in my Delight in the Word with JoDitt Facebook group and/or on Instagram using #DITWchallenge.
Participating in the monthly DITW challenge will give you:
- a starting point, to eliminate overwhelm and decision fatigue
- motivation and inspiration
- a reason to do it NOW
- opportunity to fellowship with kindred spirits (Join my Delight in the Word with JoDitt FB group for this.)
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FOR ADDITIONAL STUDY ON REST & PEACE:
I highly recommend the following resources by Graham Cooke. His perspective on REST has been life-changing for me!
- The Practice of Rest (short video)
- Rest is a Weapon (article)
- How to Enter into Rest (short video)
- The Power to Choose Rest (article)
- The Lifechanging Power of Rest (short video)
- The Power of Rest and Peace (short video)
- The Practice of Rest (audio)
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