Entering God's Rest
Letting God Do For You What You Can't Do For Yourself
Most Christians believe that we enter into relationship with God by grace through faith as a free gift from Him (Ephesians 2:8). But what happens after we find salvation? Unfortunately, the thinking becomes that we must now earn our way into a better relationship with God by simply trying harder to be better Christians.
Read your Bible! Pray an hour a day! Stop sinning! These activities are Biblical and effective in growing in our relationship with God but what is the motivation behind them? Do we believe that by striving in the flesh we will some how gain favor with God?
"You foolish Galatians, who has bewitched you, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was publicly portrayed as crucified? This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? ~ Galatians 3:1-3
In this course we explore God's method of growth found by resting in Him! This does not mean we become spiritual "couch potatoes." It means we begin to believe that by submitting ourselves fully to God's care will be able to do far more through resting in Him than we ever could in our own strength!
If there are areas in your life that you cannot seem to find victory in, the answer is not to try harder, but to find rest in the One who has overcome the world. All victory is found in Him!
Tyler Cook is the executive director of the Illinois Valley House of Prayer. His passion is to teach others how to live a life fully consecrated to God. With an extensive ministry background as an overseas missionary and Youth Pastor he understands the great need for hands on ministry training. Tyler attended the Global School of Supernatural Ministry where he was equipped to live a naturally supernatural lifestyle!
"So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience."
Hebrews 4:9-11 (NASB)