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Discover. "Learn from Me," Jesus said. As you refresh yourself in His presence, seeking Him and calling to Him, He will announce and explain to you things that were previously hidden from you (Jer. 33:3).

Distill. As you end your Sabbath pause, take the time to distill the essence of what God has spoken to you. You can count on the fact that God sends His living, active Word into your life and that He has given it an assignment that will be fulfilled in you (Is. 55:10-11).

Your goal is to live in a soul-sabbath. More than an absence of activity, entering into His rest (menuha) means to be a stable, established, composed, quiet, still, tranquil soul.

Sabbath means living our lives in absolute surrender and total trust in what Christ has already done. Not only is the salvation work finished in Him, but every need that comes into our lives has already been provided for; every dilemma has already been resolved; every question has already been answered.

We simply have to place our lives in the flow of His provision. Simply abide in Christ. Simply live where the power is operating.

Faith-born obedience puts us in the land where the soul has continual sabbath-rest. Hear Him say: "Come to Me. You will find rest for your souls."

Sabbath rest is the promised land where a continual, uninterrupted sabbath awaits you. This is your destiny; it belongs to you. The more you learn of Jesus, the easier it will be to rest in Him.

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Jennifer Kennedy Dean is an author and the founder and executive director of the Praying Life Foundation.

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