Rest is a fortress against the enemy and an important place to reconnect with the heart of the Father. In Graham’s newly re-released book, Towards a Powerful Inner Life, he makes this point about rest:
There is no good time to learn about resting. There will always be something that will prevent you from resting. Psalm 46 opens with an earthquake and ends with “Be still, and know that I am God.” Mark 4 has a storm threatening the safety and security of the disciples. The antidote was to speak peace, as Jesus did. But if you can rest now, you can rest at any other time. God has given you permission to rest when you are in turmoil about yourself. What are you resting in? You’re resting in the fact that God adores you, right now. You’re resting in His ability to change you all the time. And you’re resting in the fact that you are totally acceptable to Him. It doesn’t matter what is occurring around or within you. You are acceptable in Christ.
-an excerpt from Towards a Powerful Inner Life
So, what has rest brought to your life so far? What would creating space for more rest and abiding do for your spiritual life?
We encourage you to share your stories of rest and abiding so that we may share it on In Focus later this month! Your stories and testimonies of Graham’s teachings are invaluable to others in need of revelation but not sure where to start. You can share you story in the comments below or at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re interested in finding some resources about rest, be sure to check out Graham’s book Towards a Powerful Inner Life, which is available for only $5 all month, or his CD teaching, The Practice of Rest at Brilliant Book House.