Five Verse Friday: Rest

Welcome to Five Verse Friday. Each week, FVF will have a specific theme, with five verses or sets of them, to support it. It’s designed to let God do the talking and help you grow in relationship with Him, so I’ll just give a little intro. After that, you can take these verses, pray over them, and let the Holy Spirit reveal itself to you as you meditate on them.


This week’s theme is Rest. Capital ‘R’ Rest. Are you allowing yourself to rest? This is one I struggle with, but it’s commanded in the Bible, and God Himself even sets a striking, restful example in Genesis. He shows us over and over it’s a vital part of creating a relationship with Him. He cannot work in our lives if we try to do all the work for Him. As you read, ask yourself, “How can I add more rest to my life?”

Genesis 2:2-3 – 2 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.

Matthew 11:28-30 – 28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Mark 6:31 – 31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

Exodus 33:14 – 14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Psalm 23 – 1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3 he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. (See, proper rest leads to overflow!!)

My prayer for you:

God, thank you for helping this beautiful woman to rest, and to use that time find You, develop a relationship with You, and understand the gift of Your peace. Thank you for helping her to recognize she deserves to rest, and it’s a vital component to the work You are doing in her life. Amen.

You are loved.

Thank you for reading! I know how valuable your time is.

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