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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Encouragement (among believers) (11/08/07)

TITLE: COME ENTER MY REST
By Irene mcGough
11/13/07


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COME ENTER MY REST

ďMy child, come and cast your cares upon me,
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me,
Cast your burdens down at the foot of the cross,
I want to bring you into my rest, no need for toil.

I want you to incline your ear and listen to my voice,
Stop now and listen, learn to recognize my voice,
Child you keep going back to striving, busy doing,
Yet it should be the rest I give, you should be pursuing.

Donít you see that in your weakness I give you strength?
Child lean on me and you will do all things in my strength,
For it was I who sent the Holy Spirit to empower you.
Call upon me in your hour of need and I will hearken unto you.

Trust in me, put your faith in me in all things to enter my rest.
Itís time to stop wavering when you are put to the test,
My dear child I see your heart and I see that itís me you love,
I want you to rest in my presence and let me pour out my love.

Every tear I will wipe away, every hurt will be healed,
Approach my throne of grace in this your hour of need,
Repent and turn away from all that hinders perfect communion,
My arms are open wide and I long for that sweet communion.

Donít look for the applause of men, rather fix your eyes on me,
Put no confidence in your flesh but rely totally on me,
Give your all to me, walk my way, serve me with your whole being,
And you will know a joy and a rest which you have not yet seen.

I am jealous for your time, I know child that you long after me,
You can be so busy trying to show others my love you lose sight of me,
Yet to show my love you need that precious time with me.
Look to me daily to help you win the race and learn to rest in me.

Because you can run with me from the place of rest that I give,
I will give you my strength to empower you for service,
In my place of rest all your works will have fully ceased
And you will discover what it is from striving to be released.

So my child it is time for you to enter fully into my rest,
There is liberty and freedom and joy in that place of rest,
And I will direct all your paths and the way that you should go,
And in that place of rest, you in me will really start to grow.Ē

Love from Jesus


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Jan Ackerson 11/15/07
Lovely, calming, serene. Very nice.

This may be a tad weak on this week's topic...

...but it was a precious read, nevertheless.
Seema Bagai 11/16/07
Beautifully written.
Beth LaBuff 11/20/07
You have a nice message. You've used wisdom from a lot of Bible passages and formed this poem. I love your ending words! Keep writing.