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"I WILL GIVE YOU REST!" by Cerita Nagy

"Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.”

Matthews 11:28-30 (TPT)

I don't think we have ever had a time in our lives where we felt so overwhelmed by the things of this world?

I know that in my own life, especially this past two months after an emotional and exhausting year, a demanding project I was working on and our Annual Conference, I was weary, tired and was feeling overwhelmed. Stress, sleeplessness and trying to live up to everyone’s expectations had depleted my energy. I had forgotten my human limitations and had to scale back on my calendar, responsibilities and social media for some time.

We all go through periods like this, and these are times of learning and testing that allow us to grow stronger in Jesus Christ.

God knows our limits - but we have to admit our limits. Our need for rest reminds us that we are inherently weak and in need of our Savior!

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us."

2 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV)

I have again accepted the weakness of my 'jar of clay'. I don't have to be a super woman or have God-like abilities, I only have to rely on His 'surpassing power'. I just have to rest in His sufficiency for me!

Let's embrace what He has promised us in His Word: REST

HE is the reason for this Holy season!

Let's celebrate His Light and Peace coming to the world.

Let's allow ourselves to rest in this holiday time.

Let's take time to be still.

Let's invite Him to guide and guard our steps this season.

It’s time to RESET from the demands of this year by finding peace and REST in Jesus Christ!


Cerita Nagy is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 2 and a passionate daughter of God. She is the founder of Confident Women in Business. She does marketing and fundraising for Vastfontein Community Transformation. In 2015 she was nominated as a Top 100 Difference Maker and in 2018 as a Top 10 Difference Maker by Difference Makers SA. She believes that you have to genuinely connect and care for other people. You need to make a regular decision to live authentically, live openly and live generously!

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