Words of Encouragement From Chancellor Gordon Robertson
Rest is a vital part of the Christian walk. Hebrews 4:9-11 says, “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest.”
The source of refreshing is always the presence of the Lord. If you’re tired, if you feel overwhelmed, the best thing to do is seek Him and His rest. Matthew 11:28 tells believers: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”. That’s an amazing promise that we all should take hold of and put into practice.
When you seek the peace that “surpasses all understanding” (Phil. 4:7), it can be very elusive. That’s why it’s important to learn how to enter a state of rest quickly. Sometimes, whatever you’re going through keeps talking to you, weighing on you. It’s important to listen for that “still small voice” (1 Kings 19:12), but you may need to “be still” in order to hear it (Ps. 46:10).
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28, (NIV)
Long before I became chancellor, I began asking the Lord to bless the university and everyone in it. I want to see everyone associated with Regent be a student of God and of His Word. We all need to learn how to hear His voice. When we do hear it, I pray that you and I are eager to say “Yes” to God. My father always did, and it made all the difference in his life and ministry.
By entering into the Lord’s presence, we can enter into times of refreshing, times of rest and times of peace that surpasses all understanding. Let the Holy Spirit lead you into all truth. From there, you will find God’s peace and enter into His rest.