Musing Monday - 3 Streams



A poem, a quote and a Scripture...

Those are some of the things I'm musing about involve those three streams of thought (see below). There are tough decisions that must be made this week and I believe a season of direction change for me (I hope to post that in greater detail later this week). In this all I am confident in Father God, His provision and His love. My turn to preach is a next Sunday (October 3) and believe or not, it's about...Rest.

So, as I learn to Rest in all He has for me and my family this week, I would like to ask some questions. I would love to hear your feedback.

Do any of these streams resonate with you?
Can you see the connection between them?
What does REST mean to you?

In Him,


Quote me, but softly
For I would stroll
Through a park of zeal
Testing the playground
In a un-grownup manner
Wishing the freedom to
Swing with my eyes shut
And no hands
grasping at chains
My innocence laughing
as it once did
1-21-05   © Jay Cookingham

“God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain” C.S. Lewis

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."
Deuteronomy 31:6

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Dusty Rayburn said…
If we would but rest in our assurance of God's perfection, His promises and His dominion... what an awesome place to be. In spite of all the storms and struggles, He remains steadfast and sure.

Thank you Jay for the reminder to find rest in the Lord!

Praying with you as you face these changes in direction.
Jay Cookingham said…
Great insight bro'...let's rest in His perfection, promises and dominion! You better get back on that speaking schedule bro' Thanks Dusty!
Tony Alicea said…
Hebrews 3 & 4 is a powerful teaching on rest. It is so important for us to understand this. Also the whole first part of Watchman Nee's "Sit, Walk, Stand" talks about sitting or resting in our place with Jesus.

I'm praying that as you study this out to preach it, God gives you a new revelation of rest in your own life. Bless you Jay!
Setole said…
A question I ask myself frequently is "What would I do if I weren't afraid?" and then I do it {mostly} ... resting in His provision.
Jay Cookingham said…
Susan...That's a powerful question to ask! Thanks for you take on this!
Jay Cookingham said…
Tony, I appreciate the feedback...I think I'll head on over to Hebrews and see what the Lord has there! Thanks Bro'
jasonS said…
May we be like Abraham who didn't waver through unbelieving, but trusted the God who made the promise was faithful. Praying that you find rest in the promise today, Jay (and I'll receive more of that too!).

Wonderful post. Thank you.
Jay Cookingham said…
Yes, yes, yes...I want a faith like that! Thanks for the insight bro'...always a blessing!
MichaelDPerkins said…
I really like what Susan said. What would I do if I wasn't afraid?

to be honest, I can't get that out of my head now.
Jay Cookingham said…
Me either Michael! Thanks bro'
Bill (cycleguy) said…
Looking forward to hearing your future update later jay. Until then...prayers are being said.
Jay Cookingham said…
Thanks Bill, those prayers are very much appreciated! Bless ya!

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