Category: Dick and Kim’s blog

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Tremble before Him, all the earth! Psalm 96:9

O worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Tremble before Him, all the earth! Psalm 96:9

Dear friends,

I’ve memorized Psalm 96. Now begins the joy of declaring it & praying in light of each verse. I find declaring Psalm 96 a lightning rod for the Holiness of the Lord! I believe He wants me and friends of our ministry to try it with childlike faith this summer. You’ll find the atmosphere around you, and the attitude within you, RISING.

· Above is a memory verse. Try it. Release it into the spiritual realm over this troubled earth—as often as you go to media or your phone…and more!. Watch what happens immediately, eventually. Let me know. Let others know.

· I continue to hear Him say, “Simpler, deeper.” Worship & witness. The more you do both the more He overflows  you. When you don’t, He won’t. What are you allowing to stand between you & the beauty of His holiness?

· We have our third reprinting of Come Rest(2017)! Copies are $18 plus $4 ship. Our outreach discount is 10/$100 (plus $10 ship)if you give copies away to witness to strangers you meet or to care for weary people you know. The same pricing is for Real Fruit; or order a 5/5 combo.  Locals can pick up books by appointment & save shipping. Notify us in advance & I’ll pray over each book, sign, & write a scripture He lays on my heart.

· Please ask Him what He wants you to give or buy in support of our mission. We deeply appreciate it.

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

· Join me in praying life and life abundant for Ric Lumbard, and his family, in Jesus’ name! He suffered a heart attack this past Tuesday and is hospitalized; very much still in need of prayer for recovery. Ric is a wonderful man of God in our city, who with his wife Christy, leads Wind and Fire Ministries. For updates on how to pray, please seek WFM Missions Base on Facebook. The Lord has touched so many lives throughRic and Christy. They now  now need the Lord’s touch through His people’s earnest fervent prayers. Thankyou.

Love and blessings,

Dick Speight

MUST APPLY BY JULY 15 atjkadlec@imonmail.com

COME REST MINISTRIES’

PERSONAL DAY RETREAT

Theme: “Come Rest in My Love”

WEDNESDAY, JULY  19th   9AM-4PM

Rehoboth House 2125 Bever Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

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

and your wholehearted desire to come rest in Jesus!

Cost: Freewill Offering plus $18 for 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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COME REST MINISTRIES’

Awakening of Love

FRIDAY, JULY 21st   630-930PM

Encounter Christian Church

2260 Edgewood NW CR

“Holy Spirit come rest upon us as we come rest in Jesus’ love,

so You will awaken love in the Bride!”

Wholehearted praise, prayer, teaching, testimonies!

Richard & Kim Speight & Greg Jenkins in oversight.

Jared Leversee and possible others sharing music!

WE ANTICIPATE VICTORY UPON VICTORY EACH DAY IN 2017!

Register at the door. Freewill offering.

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UPCOMING

July 16        845-10am Dick& Kim Speight teaching Come Up! Class at ROL

                   6-650pm  Men’s & Women’s Covenant Groups at Rehoboth

                   7-830pm   I 58 House Fellowship from 7-830pm at Rehoboth.

July 19        9am-4pm  CRM Day Retreat @Rehoboth. Apply atjkadlec@imonmail.com

July 21        630-930pm  CRM Awakening of Love at Encounter Christian in CR

Aug 4         630-930 CRM Awakening of Love at River of Life Church in CR

Aug 11       630-930 CRM Awakening of Love at home of Don & Chelsey McDill in CR

Aug 16-26  Speights’ Mission to Maine

Aug 18       630-930pm  CRM Awakening of Love at Encounter Christian Church in CR

Aug 30       9am-4pm  CRM Day Retreat @Rehoboth. Apply atjkadlec@imonmail.com

Sept  1       630-930 CRM Awakening of Love at River of Life Church in CR

Sept 9-10    9am-9pm  CRM Rehoboth Wellsprings Gathering at CR Sanctuary.

Sept 13-17  Speights’ Mission to NW Iowa

Sept 27        9am-4pm  CRM Day Retreat @McDills’. Apply at jkadlec@imonmail.com

Thank you so much for your prayer & financial support! You can send donations to our P.O. Box or now make donations and purchases through our website.

Richard F. Speight, Jr.

Come to Me all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

Come Rest Ministries

P.O. Box 11010

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52410

319-213-5683

www.comerestministries.com

Speights Residence/Rehoboth

2125 Bever Ave. SE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

 

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

Dear Friends,

My memory verse this week is above. I invite you to memorize it, pray it, live it. Let Him speak to you through the whole chapter and you’ll be drenched in His truth and love. We continue to hear the Lord say about this summer, “Stay with Me through thicket & thin; we’ll have a romping good time.”

A main way to stay with Him is to continually call upon Him for help in all the little & big moments of your day. Often, what is little to us, is big to Him. Often what is big to us, is little to Him. So call upon Him in all of it. There is so much He wants to show you, so much help & wisdom for the asking. Call upon Him for help directly in prayer. Call upon Him for help through trusted men & women of God in your life.

Often we will not. Then we suffer needlessly for lack of information & transformation from Him. I have sometimes gone several days without simply saying, “Jesus help me do this.” When He’s just waiting. So I’m learning. How about you?

It’s like the elderly person who falls in the night & fearfully & needlessly struggles alone for hours into exhaustion—all the while having their lifeline emergency button around their neck or their phone well within reach. I’m not judging, I might do the same thing. But it is a clear picture of the human condition & why the Lord tells us to call upon Him. Some people wait to call upon the Lord as a last resort. Some never call upon Him.

But it’s not too late, until it’s too late. Until He returns, He is calling on everyone to return to Him. It’s not too late to finally get into the habit of abiding in Him–calling upon Him continually as our first resort–receiving His wisdom & power.

This is a year of victory upon victory, in which the Lord wants to help you get out of the habit of relying on yourself & get into the habit of calling upon Him. This is the year when you learn to go to Him with everything, because He is your everything! Begin this present moment.

Share His good news with others. Call upon Him for them. Help them learn with you to call upon Him themselves. Share & practice Jeremiah 33:3 with people. He’s presently waiting to show us so much we presently do not know.

 

Love and blessings,

Dick Speight

Blessed are the people who know the Festal shout; who walk, O Lord, in the light of Your face; who exult in Your name all the day; in Your righteousness they will be exalted.  Psalm 89:15-16

Blessed are the people who know the Festal shout; who walk, O Lord, in the light of Your face; who exult in Your name all the day; in Your righteousness they will be exalted. Psalm 89:15-16

Blessed are the people who know the Festal shout; who walk, O Lord, in the light of Your face; who exult in Your name all the day; in Your righteousness they will be exalted.  Psalm 89:15-16

 

Dear Friends,

The word “bless” means to “kneel”. The Lord knelt down to earth to live, die, and rise for us. The Lord kneels down to love and sustain us through the Holy Spirit. We bless the Lord by kneeling before Him and walking with Him. We bless one another by kneeling down in self-sacrificial words and deeds toward each other. When we kneel down and lift up His name, He lifts us up!

 

I memorized the verses above on last Friday and have been praying them back to the Lord frequently since then. That’s how you truly hide His word in your heart. Memorize, Pray, Live it.

Try it. Make it a holy, happy, habit with Him.

 

Look at the fourfold blessing outlined in this passage.

  1. We are rescued when we believe & confess the eternal festal shout, “Jesus Christ is Lord!”
  2. The Holy Spirit then helps us walk in the light of Jesus’ face.
  3. We stay before His face by enjoying & lifting up His name all day.
  4. As we lift Him up, He lifts us up.

 

This is how I’ve been praying through this verse. Try it.

“Lord I thank you for the eternal Festal shout, “Jesus Christ is Lord!” The first time I believed and shouted this, You saved me. Every time since then, when I shout that You are Christ the Lord, You rescue and remind me to stay before Your smiling face and walk with You. The way I stay before Your face is to enjoy Your name in my heart and enjoy speaking Your name and fame to others all day long, no matter how I feel. As I lift up Your Name, Your Holy Spirit lifts me up like on eagle’s wings! Thank you so much Jesus. You are My Everything!”

 

Love you all,

Dick Speight