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By Brenda Kunneman
 
 
 

God Gives You a Break

[Thursday, October 18]

“I want you to rest this day, says the Lord. Rest in your mind and in your soul from all the battles and busy demands of life. For I call you now to take a break and come to complete peace.”



Prophetic Scripture:

But now the Lord my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent (1 Kings 5:4).

When David was king, he spent time fighting many battles. David was always in warfare mode.  However, when Solomon took the throne, God gave him rest so he could build the temple. God made it for Solomon as though there was no evil anywhere around him. I am sure there were some evil enemies, but God surrounded Solomon in a cocoon of peace. Literally, God gave him a break. It is easy to live every day feeling caught in a war zone. Sometimes we get caught in that zone simply because we approach every day expecting to face a challenge. Yet God knows there comes a point when you can only take so much fighting. You need a break! Maybe the reason we don’t experience those breaks is because we don’t expect them. Solomon’s name means “peaceful.” His name shows that he expected peace. David was a born warrior and God used that characteristic in him to take down the giant and overcome the enemies of Israel. There is a time for warfare; however, there are times when God wants you to be in peaceful mode, like Solomon, so you can focus on building up your life. Smile today—it’s time to take a break!


Prayer:

Lord, I recognize that You want me to rest and take a break from time to time. Show me how to differentiate between times for war and times for peace. I choose to take a break today, and I ask that You would cover me with peace. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

 

Taken from The Daily Prophecy devotional book published by Destiny Image. For a complete collection of Brenda Kunneman's daily prophecies, click here to order The Daily Prophecy.


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