Relax Will Ya?

Dr. Charles S. Mims By Dr. Charles S. Mims, 17th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1wscuk22/
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By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. (Genesis 2:2-3, NIV)

Just Relax A Little

Relax Will Ya?

By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work. Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. (Genesis 2:2-3, NIV)

Satan called a worldwide convention.
In his opening address to his evil angels, he said,'We can't keep the Christians from going to church.'
'We cannot keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth.'
'We cannot even keep them from forming an intimate, abiding relationship experience in Christ. If they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken. So let them go to their churches; let them have their conservative lifestyles, but steal their time, so they can't gain that relationship with Jesus Christ.'
'This is what I want you to do angels ...
Distract them from gaining hold of their Saviour and maintaining that vital connection throughout their day!'
'How shall we do this?' shouted his angels.
'Keep them busy in the nonessentials of life and invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds,' he answered. 'Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, borrow, borrow.'
'Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and the husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles. Keep thern from spending time with their children.'
'As their family fragments, soon, their home will offer no escape from the pressures of work!'
'Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice. Entice them to play the radio or cassette player whenever they drive. Keep the TV, VCR, CDs, and their PCs going constantly in their home and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays non-biblical music constantly. This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ.'
'Fill the coffee tables with magazines and newspapers. Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day. Invade their driving moments with billboards. Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order catalogues, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter and promotional offering free products, services and false hopes.'
'Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines so the husbands will believe that external beauty is what is important, and they will become dissatisfied with their wives. Ha! That will fragment those families quickly!'
'Even in their recreation, let them be excessive. Have them return from their recreation exhausted, disquieted and unprepared for the coming week'.
'Do not let them go out in nature to reflect on God's wonders. Send them to amusement parks, sporting events, concerts, and movies instead.'
'Keep them busy, busy, busy! And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences and unsettled emotions.'
'Go ahead, let thern be involved in soul winning; but crowd their lives with so rnany good causes they have no tirne to seek power frorn Jesus.'
'Soon they will be working in their own strength, sacrificing their health and family for the good of the cause.'
It will work! It will work!
It was quite a convention. The evil angels went eagerly to their assignments causing Christians everywhere to get busier and more rushed, going here and there.
I guess the question is has the devil been successful at his scherne? You be the judge!

Does 'busy' rnean: B-eing U-nder S-atan's Y-oke?

Rest is freedom from work, toil, strain or activity. Rest is the cessation of motion or action of any kind, and applicable to any body or being, as rest from labor, rest from mental exertion or rest of body or mind. A body is at rest, when it ceases to move. The mind is at rest, when it ceases to be disturbed or agitated. The sea is never at rest! (And many believers live their lives more like the sea than their Savior!)

Rest is more than just taking a nap, or skipping work one day. Rest is also spiritual. It means laying down the things that are bothering you and allowing God to take care of it all. What worries us affects us. When we are agitated, concerned, and upset it begins to take its toll on our mental and physical abilities.

God provided the prescription, and that is to simply rest. Take time out to relax a little, it will recharge your batteries so that you can put on that cape and take on the world at full power.

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Peace, Peace And Contentment, Peace Of Mind, Peaceful, Relax, Relax Your Mind, Relaxation, Rest

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author avatar Dr. Charles S. Mims
Charles Mims has been the pastor at South Peninsula Baptist Church in the heart of Daytona Beach for fifteen years.

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author avatar Prasul Surendran
17th Jun 2011 (#)

The one who survives test always gets to the destiny! Thank you for your wonderful thought :)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
17th Jun 2011 (#)

Great presentation.

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author avatar Denise O
18th Jun 2011 (#)

Actually, well written and a great message. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Dr. Charles S. Mims
18th Jun 2011 (#)

Thanks y'all :)

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