Category: Dick and Kim’s blog

PLEASE PRAY

PLEASE PRAY

PLEASE PRAY

FOR OUR COME REST MISSION

TO NW IOWA, SEPT. 13-17!!!  630pm NIGHTLY!!!

Theme: “Resting in Jesus’ Love, Bearing His Real Fruit”

Hosted by our CRM friends known as Revival Iowa(see Facebook) & Resting Rock Ministries;

Richard & Kimberly Speight will lead a CRM Team

(Ed & Sharon Zilka, Greg Jenkins, Miriam Bandfield)

to rural Palo Alto County for 5 NIGHTS of

Come Rest Ministries’ Awakening of Love Gatherings

in the large, beautiful rural home of Ken & Mavis Zweifel

5768  330th St. Fenton, IA   

Hosts Zweifels 515-320-2363

Or Mark & Janet Laddusaw 515-320-2601

Or Larry & Cindy Pederson 515-408-7185

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BEAUTIFUL NEW SEPTEMBER LOCATION!

MUST APPLY BY SEPT. 23rd   at jkadlec@imonmail.com

Join Richard & Kimberly Speight

COME REST MINISTRIES’

PERSONAL DAY RETREAT

Theme: “Simpler & Deeper with Jesus”

WEDNESDAY, SEPT.  27th   9AM-4PM

Don & Chelsey McDill’s “home in the woods”

4020 Cottage Grove Ave. SE, Cedar Rapids

This is our first personal retreat at Don & Chelsey’s, who have become friends of Come Rest through our retreat ministry. They feel the Lord calling them to open their home occasionally for our events.

Dick Speight calls it the McDill’s “beautiful home of His love in the woods”.

Join us for another “first” for Come Rest Ministries!

Requirements: Pen, bible, notebook, your copy of our book COME REST,

and your wholehearted desire to come rest in Jesus!

Cost: Please bring your Freewill Offering plus $18 for our book which may be purchased at retreat

Space Limited– Lunch provided

Encourage Christian friends and family to apply. Consider buying a $58 Retreat Gift Certificate for them!

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KIM SPEIGHT’S

FALL ART SHOW

THURSDAY SEPT. 28, 5-9PM

SATURDAY SEPT. 30, 10AM-2PM

AT REHOBOTH  2125 BEVER AVE SE

Come enjoy Kim’s original watercolors & prints in a

wide variety of styles presented throughout our main floor!

*Savor rich detail in her “Trees Clap Their Hands” collection—

AND HER TWO BRAND NEW PRINTS:

Pin Oak”  & “Pin Oak Branch”

*Rejoice in her whimsical “Consider the Birds” collection!

HER POPULAR PRINT:“JOY UPON JOY”

*Revel in her playful “Like a Child” collection!

*Delight in colorful hills & cottages in her “Come Up” collection!

*Draw closer to Him in her “Worship” collection (painted during worship)!

HER FIRST SPONSORED PRINT:“GLORY”

*Let her tell you what He is doing lately in her life and art!

*Select just the right gift for someone you love, or yourself!

*Bring friends!

*Enjoy cider, coffee, & treats!

First Person Conversation

First Person Conversation

But thus says the Lord who created you O Jacob, and He who formed you O Israel; fear not, for I have redeemed you and have called you by your name. You are Mine.  Isaiah 43:1

Dear friends,

There are places in scripture when the Lord speaks directly in the first person. Awesome. Because there are times when we need to refocus on Him as our First Person. We need to remember who He is and what He has done—so we can be who He wants us to be and do what He wants us to do. I have just memorized this verse & am now using it as a conversation starter with the Lord in prayer.  I suggest you do the same. I believe this is a “now” word for the friends of Come Rest as we enter late summer 2017. Because of the blood sacrifice of Jesus over us, we have been engrafted into every promise He has made to Israel. Through Christ, everything He says to Israel has personal application. Let this verse sink completely to your core…and respond. Follow where He leads the conversation. Consider approaching Him with this prayer I’ve written based on Isaiah 43:1:

Lord, You created me out of nothing and formed me in my mother’s womb.

So I thank You!

Lord, I have acted like Jacob grasping and scheming and agonizing in my own striving. Yet, You mercifully and generously chose me and gave me a new identity and purpose. Like Jacob-become-Israel, I get to reflect Your light to others.

So I praise You!

            You tell me fear not. All things threatening me do not threaten You. I can face all things under Your Wings.

So I trust You!

You remind me You redeemed me. On the cross You became the Ransom for my sin. You bought me back and brought me back from the kingdom of darkness into Your marvelous  Kingdom of Light.

So I rest in You!

You remind me You called me by my name (declare your full name aloud).

So I call you God and Father; Lord and Brother; Holy Spirit and Helper.

You say I am Yours.

So I say You are Mine. So be it forever.

In this present moment, what do You want to say to me about specific matters?

(Write seeming scriptural thoughts coming to mind. Ponder, test w/counsel, & wisely apply as He gives peace)

In the unfolding moments to come, what do You want me to do in specific situations?

(Write seeming scriptural actions coming to mind. Ponder, test w/counsel, & lovingly act as He gives peace)

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  • Our Maine mission is expanded in scope! Aug. 16-26 Th-Sat nights for Americans from several churches; the host Church of God; and African refugee church-“How to Rest in Jesus & Walk in Intimacy w/Him”; a special women’s session Sat. afternoon; prophetic prayer slots; & retreat at Applebys’ cottage.
  • Our NW Iowa mission, Sept. 13-17; 5 evenings & Sat/Sun afternoons “Resting in Jesus & Bearing the Real Fruit”
  • Our CR mission Sept. 9-10@The Sanctuary; in our 2 Day Rehoboth Wellsprings format.
  • Our 3rdreprint of Come Rest is $18 plus $4 ship! If you give them to witness to strangers; or to care for those you know—we give 10/$100 plus $10 ship. Just tell us. Same for Real Fruit. I’ll pray, sign, & put scripture He gives.   
  • My new book Come Up is coming together! Keep praying!
  • Keep sending us prayer requests. We love praying for you!

May the Lord bless you richly,

Dick Speight

 

They overcame him(the devil) by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives unto the death. Rev. 12:11

They overcame him(the devil) by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives unto the death. Rev. 12:11

They overcame him(the devil) by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony; and they did not love their lives unto the death. Rev. 12:11

Dear friends,

Come rest in Jesus’ love.

This means you rest under His cleansing Blood covering for your righteousness, identity, & security.

You testify to His truth with His love by His Spirit to each you meet(if only to say “The Lord bless you!” or so much more). Finally, you stop loving your life; & you start living every present moment for the One who died for your eternal security.

Stop letting the devil distract your work in Christ; start letting Christ destroy the devil’s works in your sphere of influence. Right now.

Stop striving in man’s ways in your power; start thriving in Jesus’ ways in His.

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but, Christ who lives in me. Therefore, this life I now live in the body I live for the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me.  Gal. 2:20

Make Gal. 2:20 your profession to begin your day. Ask Him to help you live Rev. 12:11 through the end of your days.

·  Our Maine mission, Aug. 16-26 w/Th-Sat nights for Portland African refugee church & Portland Church of God -“How to Rest in Jesus & Walk in Intimacy w/Him”; women’s session Sat. afternoon; prophetic prayer slots; & retreat at Applebys’ cottage. Partner with us?

·  Our NW Iowa mission, Sept. 13-17; 5 evenings & Sat/Sun afternoons for “Revival Iowa.” Please pray. Partner with us?

·  Our CR mission Sept. 9-10@The Sanctuary; in our 2 Day Rehoboth Wellsprings format. The congregation of modest means does intense discipleship in a converted school building for former addicts & prisoners. Does He want you to partner with us?

·  We lead a Day Retreat Wed, Sept. 27, in the McDills’ spacious home in the woods! Apply now at jkadlec@imonmail.com.

·  We have Awakening of Love atMcDills’ Fri. Aug. 11. Because of limited parking, all who want to attendmust meet promptly at our address no later than 620pm so we can carpool to their home(5 minutes away). Worship will flow from 7-930!

·  Our 3rd reprint of Come Rest (revised 2017) is $18 plus $4 ship! If you give copies to witness to strangers; or to care for people you know—we give you 10/$100 plus $10 ship. Just tell us. Same pricing Real Fruit; or order 5/5 combo. If local, pick up books here by appointment. If you notify in advance, I’ll pray over each book, sign, & put scripture He gives.   

·  Please ask the Lord if He wants you to increase your giving. Consider “Come Rest 365”, increasing $1, 2, 5, or 10 per day.

·   It costs $600 to convert Come Rest Real Fruit to E-books; & we need a new office computer & laptop. Partner with us?

·  My new book Come Up is coming together! Keep praying!

·  Keep sending us prayer requests. We love praying for you!

·  Pray about having Come Rest come to your locale! We’re here to help you rest more simply and deeply in His love!

May the Lord bless you richly,

Dick Speight