45 minutes | Dec 23, 2020

049: Rest Now with Kelly Balarie | The Living Room

"The more we seek after Christ, the more we find peace and rest!"  Are you tired of striving and trying to be everything to everyone? In this episode, my friend, Kelly Balarie, shares from her newest book, Rest Now: 7 Ways to Say No, Set Boundaries, and Seize Joy. Kelly gives simple ways we can begin connecting with the heart of God and enjoy an abiding life in Christ on a daily basis. In a season of emotional and cultural unrest, Jesus longs to offer us His rest and joy. Rather than living led by obligations we have an opportunity to activate spirit-led rest.   { USE PLAYER BAR @ TOP OF PAGE to listen to show, subscribe and share } Important Takeaways from Show God created us with responsibilities, but we were not created to strive You don't have to work hard to prove who you are When you fully discover who you are in Christ and how loved you are by Him, you are free to live and love like Jesus Rest is the recovery and healing of self through the Biblical truths of Christ The more we follow Christ, the more we find peace and rest Admitting our weaknesses creates room for God's strength to come in “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule." (Matthew 5:3 MSG) Connecting with others in authentic ways can bring true rest Boundaries should create a reserve of love so that you can better observe the call to love Jesus wants to walk beside us in everything and show us what to do Our call is to connect with Jesus and cultivate Holy-Spirit awareness Jesus did not feel obligated to do everything; He didn't heal every sick person or answer every question Take inventory of your plans for each day and ask God what He really wants you to accomplish Never hesitate to reach out and ask for help "There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience." (Hebrews 4:9-11 NIV)  Jesus wants to fill us with joy in our rest (Luke 10:21; John 15:11) Set things down and step away to connect with Jesus True rest requires trusting God Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly. Matthew 11:28-30 Links from Show BOOK: Rest Now: 7 Ways to Say No, Set Boundaries, and Seize Joy Rest Now Resources PREVIOUS PODCAST: 009: Getting Battle Ready with Kelly Balarie | The Living Room [Disclosure: I make a small commission from affiliate links used in this post.]   Connect with Kelly Balarie Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Connect with Joanna  Facebook | Pinterest | Instagram | Twitter Get Episode Updates! We'd love to have you join our special Living Room Podcast email list. Even if you're already part of my regular list, by applying in the form below, you'll be notified when new episodes air - and get a special gift for joining (among other things!) I'd love to hear from you... What spoke most to you from Kelly's interview?
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