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Series: Luis Palau | Finding Rest in the Lord

Do you feel tired? Worn out? Exhausted from life’s demands? If so, you won’t want to miss out on “Reaching Your World with Luis Palau” as Luis shares how to find rest in the Lord when we’re tired. 

Jesus is a Wonderful Savior Friday, October 15, 2021

Let me read you what a young woman named Katie wrote. She lives in my hometown, Portland, Oregon, which has a large percentage of non-religious residents. Katie wrote: "I was raised in a postmodern home where there was a void of talking about anything spiritual. I remember one of the biggest hurdles for me was actually the idea of sin. This isn’t something that is talked about in non-Christian homes. At least, not in mine. Once I was able to wrap my mind around the idea of sin and therefore the need for Jesus, the rest happened pretty quickly. I remember realizing that Jesus wanted me to know Him. I also realized that I wanted Him too, and I became a believer."

We recently received this email from Stella. She said, "My youth was a time of confusion. I was a leftist militant, into New Age, metaphysics, yoga. I challenged God to show me the way of truth because I was a sceptic and did not believe in religion. In His love He heard me and I happened on a radio program where Luis Palau was speaking. His simple, effective, and convincing message penetrated, healed and restored all areas of my life."

I never get tired of hearing salvation stories. It’s evident that God is still changing lives. Let’s continue to tell His Good News to those who are looking for hope and truth.

This is Andrew Palau.

The Most Important Mission Thursday, October 14, 2021

James Bond became a famous action hero because he always had some crazy mission that he was brazen enough to actually complete. I doubt Mr. Bond would have become such an icon if he played it safe all his life. But I’m sure you’ve noticed how in literature and movies the action heroes never play it safe. Now, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with being safe and responsible – that’s actually admirable. But I do believe that as followers of the Lord Jesus, we’re called to live more boldly than we sometimes actually do.
As followers of Christ, we are also given a very important mission: to spread the Good News Gospel to the ends of the earth! This takes courage, wisdom, and discernment. It often means we’ll be uncomfortable, but the outcome will be great. The more we can build the kingdom of Heaven, the better for people’s eternal wellbeing. Don’t you agree?

The Bible says in Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Isn’t it amazing that God would call you and me as human beings to be His voice around the world? Ask God what part He wants you to play in your world in this important mission.

This is Luis Palau.

Weary and Distracted Wednesday, October 13, 2021

There is a reason that diet experts say people eat more when they sleep less. When we’re tired, we crave things that aren’t really that good for us! I personally crave ice cream. But, in all seriousness, a weary mind is one that is easily distracted. This goes for our diet, and it goes for our walk with Jesus Christ also.

Think about it: when we’re spiritually tired, we’re more likely to slip up. We may do or say something we later regret. This is why it is so important to get spiritual “rest” by spending time in the Bible and in community with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Don’t pass up the opportunity to attend any retreat your church offers.

My prayer for you is that you will rest in Christ this week. That you will be “strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might” — as it says in Colossians 1:11 in the Bible. Find rest in the Lord so you do not become spiritually weary and distracted. Then, you will have energy to continue fighting the good fight and sharing the Good News message with people in your life, and with people in your world.

This is Luis Palau.

Making Room to Hear God Tuesday, October 12, 2021

A lot of times people say to me, “Luis, I want to know God’s calling on my life. But I just can’t hear Him clearly.” Does this sound familiar? Maybe you have said this type of thing before. I know, in my younger years, I did!

Oftentimes, people can’t hear God because we don’t make time for listening to God! We are busy, running errands and working hard in our careers, but all these good things can end up being noise. It distracts us from hearing our true calling. In order to hear God clearly, we need to create the time and space to listen to God! This means shutting down Facebook, avoiding our “to do” list, turning off the TV, and quieting the room to really be with Him.

Are you making time to listen to God? Or is your schedule a little too busy? King David, in the Bible, must have been a busy man, but he wrote in Psalm 5, “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.” I urge you this week to clear some daily time to listen to God as David did. Ask Him for clarity about your calling. Then, ask for courage to live out the calling God has placed on your heart by the blessed Holy Spirit.

This is Luis Palau.

Rest Assured Monday, October 11, 2021

Our lives today are full but, oddly, our souls are often running on empty. We are pushed and stretched with busy schedules and workplace to-do lists, but so many people ache for relief. For rest. For renewal.

When people get burned out, they usually turn on mindless television or turn to something else mind-numbing to find rest. But God offers a kind of rest that is deeper, richer, and more meaningful than any of these things. God offers rest for our soul and renewal of our perspectives.

The Bible says in Psalm 23:3, “He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” To experience God’s great renewal, all we need to do is create time and space for Him in our lives. Spend time reading the Bible. Go to church. Pray often and tell God what is going on in your life. This week, I encourage you to find rest and renewal in God. You’ll be surprised by how much more clear your vision becomes when He is the center of your life. These last few months I turned to reading the Bible on my iPhone. This year I’m daily listening to the New Testament plus the daily chapter of Proverbs. Talk about peace and rest and joy! I’m getting it. And this I’d recommend to you, my friend.

This is Luis Palau.

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