Welcome to Kingdom Manna! Several years ago, one of my mentors saw the kind of zeal my friends and I have for the Kingdom expansion project and said to us, “Saint Paul preached this gospel, did his best and died, I am not discouraging you people, but remember that you will die one day and the preaching of the gospel will continue.” I didn’t really understand what he meant then, but I have since discovered that he was right. God wants to use you to do mighty things, but He will only do that when you’re alive and healthy.
Some Christians are suffering from chronic ulcer today because they engaged in senseless fasting, probably to prove that they are champions. Fasting is very important but don’t overdo it, God didn’t say you should die for Him. The other day a servant of God talked about a brother that died on the process of fasting because he went beyond what the human body can bear. One of the most deadliest sicknesses in the world today is stress! Most of us don’t really take care of ourselves and when somebody die, we don’t ask WHAT killed him but WHO killed him.
When last did you take some time out to rest for at least twenty four-hours? Anytime I hear that somebody was walking on the road and suddenly slump and die I usually feel bad because in most cases, it was stress that killed the person. Jesus our perfect example showed us the importance of rest in the Bible.
“On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, ASLEEP ON A PILLOW. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Mark 4:35-38.
The first thing I learnt from this scripture is, when you have done your best kindly pick up your pillow and rest! Secondly, being stressed up all the time will not stop challenges from knocking on your door. So in the midst of challenges please get your pillow and calm your nerves. Whenever I discover that I am restless or stressed up, I usually take a quick nap and when I get up, I will be completely refreshed! Don’t die before your time, kindly look for a pillow like Jesus and rest!
This story shows clearly how you can cut off from the society, switch off your phones, pick up your pillow and rest. Jane Moyer said, “Every October, I spend some time on Cape Cod. I rent a cabin that’s two blocks away from the ocean, and I stay there for a week. The cabin has no phone or television. I don’t get in my car, I don’t listen to the radio, and I don’t read newspapers.
For the first couple of days, I go through withdrawal, but then I adjust. I cook, I read, I walk on the beach. It’s absolutely glorious. On way home, when I start thinking about work again, I see things differently. Work seems less cluttered. One of the amazing things about getting away is that it helps me understand what’s important and what’s not.”
Just like Jane, all of us need to get away from the noise of the city and go to a quiet place to rejuvenate, and when you return, you will become like a car that was total overhauled! One of the miracles God performed in my life is that things don’t bother me much. The moment I discover that I have done my best in a particular task or issue, I usually tell God to do the rest while I grab my pillow.
One of the most stupid things to do in life is to be unnecessarily worried. I have never seen where worry solved any problem, rather it compounds it and make you sick at the end of the day.
Jesus said, “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Mathew 6:28-30.
So you can see that fear, anxiety and worry are the products of faithlessness. Dear reader, it is time to rest, where is your pillow? May the Lord turn your tears into testimonies. May every source of your anxiety be converted into your blessings in Jesus Matchless Name! Welcome to the world of unlimited possibilities! You can share the link with your friends.
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