The Power of Rest {Let Patience Have Its Perfect Work}

Pursuing What Is Excellent -- The Power of Rest {Let Patience Have Its Perfect Work}


I don’t need extra physical rest.
I don’t have small children to run after,
and even the chauffeuring of the older children isn’t taxing.

I feel that my season of rest is allowing God to orchestrate things in my life.
I’ve put my requests and desires at His feet; surrendered the sin of offense, lust and clamoring for achievement.

There are doors that I could ask to “be behind”, but I would have to prove myself over and over in order to keep myself there.
See!! I would be KEEPING MYSELF and it would have fizzled from lack of anointing.


Pursuing What is Excellent -- A season of rest could be allowing God to orchestrate things in our lives. #thepowerofrest


But now, if its God’s blessing, the timing is perfect, I keep my peace and my body is stress free!

The subtitle of this post, Let Patience Have Its Perfect Work, came to mind as I was reading back through this week’s Hello Mornings Bible reading.

James 1:2-4 is about coming through trials with joy.

Usually when I read that I think of weighty trials that could get me into a lot of trouble and result in devastating consequences…
but oh the trials that I need to come through because of my mind!
Those consequences can be just as devastating!
It could bring lack of trust, murderous thoughts, grief, strife, you name it!

How in the world would I pass the test of faith if I’m self-promoting, using sweet and cunning words, and manipulation?!

That bears NO fruit and its not the way I’d ever want to do things, and thankfully that isn’t my nature!

I’d rather come through it brightly and ordained by God because I rested in HIS timing, letting patience have its perfect work!

Pursuing What Is Excellent -- James 1-2-4

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
knowing that the testing of you faith produces patience.
But let patience have its perfect work,
that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
James 1:2-4 (NKJV)

With Sword and Coffee,

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About Kela

I'm Kela! I am a Daddy's (Abba Father) girl, wife, mom, and grandma. I'm also an educator, writer, singer, Bible study leader, and mentor. I'm a Southern girl that drinks coffee even in the heat of Summer. My passion is encouraging others in their faith.

  • Kela! The Lord has been speaking to me about this very thing. And He is confirming it with your words. “I’d rather come through it brightly and ordained by God because I rested in HIS timing, letting patience have its perfect work!” I am working on a post with the theme of rest as well and will surely include a link to this peaceful and encouraging post from you! Thank you for blessing.

    • Thank you so much for that encouragement also, Tricia!! I’m glad that it blessed you!! 🙂

  • This is so beautifully written and also powerful, Kela. I need the reminding as I keep busy, not in self-promotion or the like, but in ‘stuff’ and don’t sit at His feet enough even when I want to. Funny how that ‘stuff’ gets in the way! Thanks for this and being linked up with Arabah Joy so I could meet you.
    Caring through Christ, ~ linda

    • Glad to meet you, Linda! and thank you so much for taking the time to share! Yes!! The “stuff” that gets in the way…the little and the big of it that hinders us!