When we try to rest, it is so easy to be overwhelmed with the things in our life that feel undone! We begin to judge ourselves and feel guilty for even trying to rest, and are tempted to get busy to make ourselves feel better. Join Bill and Kristi in a honesty conversation on the challenges we all face when learning to enter into real rest.
If our identity is rooted in what we do for Jesus rather than our relationship with him, we are tempted to be discouraged, overwhelmed, overworked and self-reliant. How do we allow ourselves to be real, vulnerable, honest with ourselves, with Jesus and with others and receive the rest we were designed for. Join Bill & Kristi in a beautifully honest conversation about our identity as Jesus invites us to rest in him.
On the cross God is not rejecting Jesus! The Father is not looking away with disgust as Jesus bears our sin. Love is not defeated by evil. The eternal attitude of God toward Jesus is: “You are my beloved son and in you I am well pleased!” Matt 3:17, 17:5.) Because of Christ you can know God’s lavishly generous attitude toward you and every person on the planet: “You are my lovely daughter and I delight in you! You are my true son and I am so proud of you!” What a miraculous gift!
As Christians we all have probably heard the term “sabbatical”, but not many of us really know what it means. How many men & women in ministry can confidently say they are ministering out of an overflow? In this episode of Soul Talks, Bill & Kristi explore the spiritual, emotional and physical gift we find in the biblical practice of sabbatical. Learn how significant it will be for yourself, your family and those you minister to.
Like many Christians today, Jesus’ disciples didn’t understand his playfulness at first. They were shooing away the children because they thought Jesus was too busy for them, but the Lord rebuked his stuffy friends! The way we perceive and experience God has a direct impact on our ability to rest and enjoy God’s presence. Join Bill & Kristi as they look at Jesus the joy giver and his intimate connection with his Daddy… free of burden, free of anticipation, full of joy! Jesus is inviting us to play!
Hebrews 4:11 says, “Let us make every effort to enter God’s rest.” Men and women in ministry can be so caught up in serving the Lord that it’s difficult to give ourselves permission to rest. When we rest we can enjoy sweet communion with Jesus, deep healing and restoration. Join Bill & Kristi in an honest conversation about rest and our natural resistance to stop our work and busyness.
What does it mean to be still in God’s presence? Bill and Kristi show us how to find time to quiet ourselves in God’s presence each day. How to still our body, still our thoughts… How to listen. Let’s catch a breath to experience the presence of Christ in the midst of stress in our lives and ministry. In addition Bill & Kristi share an exciting new addition to the Soul Talks podcast!
Sabbath is not a legalistic ritual, nor is it simply a day off… Sabbath is a journey towards intimacy with Jesus! It’s an invitation to make space for our souls to rest and appreciate God’s presence. It’s in that place of rest and safety, we get space to process, to feel, to be heard, to hear and to receive. What a Gift! Join Bill and Kristi for an inspiring conversation about rest.