Enter God’s Rest (Preview to the 7 Habits of Happiness)


Pray "I let go of _______. I enter your rest." Take a deep breath. Relax.

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  1. Julie Stimmel on December 31, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    “I let go of making my birthday cake today. I enter Your rest”.

    I know this may sound superficial, but it is my birthday today and I wanted to make this cake. I make it every year without fail. I am not a big cake fan, but this one is an exception. It is a chocolate Lincoln Log cake filled with whipped cream, a rich chocolate glaze, is high in calories and cholesterol, and is absolutely decadent and delicious.
    But I am tired, don’t feel that great, and have decided that I don”t HAVE TO have this or any other cake or birthday symbol. Whether I like it or not, it does not change the fact that it is still my birthday today and it has been on December 31 ever since XXXX. (HaHa)
    It is freeing and restful to not get or stay locked into a tradition, as good as it may be (or taste). This afternoon I am choosing to sit in the recliner, read my Bible, look up the gems listed in Revelation 21, doze off, and think about a quilt I want to make for someone.
    Sometimes rest means not giving into tradition or obligation.

    • Maury on December 31, 2017 at 6:48 pm

      Congratulations on letting go, Julie. What a wonderful point!

      Happy Birthday! If you ever whip up that cake, let me know and we’ll be over. Sounds YUMMY. Just sayin’ 🙂

  2. Julie Stimmel on January 1, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Hi Maury and Julie,
    You got it on the cake. ??

    • Maury on January 1, 2018 at 10:16 am


  3. Erin Winegarner on January 1, 2018 at 8:45 am

    I want to let go of anxiety and my desire to control and figure out my life. i enter your rest.

    cant tell you how helpful this was in my inbox today. thank you, thank you.

    • Maury on January 1, 2018 at 10:17 am

      I’m so happy it was helpful, Erin. Happy New Year!

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