Rest is a Gift

Bong Baylon Devotions

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Rest for our souls is a gift from God. But it is not automatic. First of all, …

Sabbath Rest

Bong Baylon Devotions

“Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day.” Colossians‬ ‭2:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Sabbath keeping is a spiritual discipline, not a badge of honor that shows that you are more spiritual than others, or that others are not that spiritual compared to …

True Rest

Bong Baylon Devotions

“Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of disobedience.” Hebrews‬ ‭4:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬ There is a rest for our souls that is available to anyone who is willing to believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. This kind of rest is not just physical but spiritual …

God with us

Bong Baylon Devotions

“God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.” Acts‬ ‭17:27‬ ‭NIV‬‬ How often I hear people say, “I know God is always here but I need someone I can really talk to or feel, etc.” I think what they mean …

Rest for Your Soul

Bong Baylon Devotions

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” Psalm‬ ‭23:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Your soul will always be in a state of unrest for as long as it is disconnected from God. You may feel tired, depleted, worn out, and weak. You may feel alone, rejected, misunderstood, misjudged, or ostracized. Thoughts of loneliness may lead you to feel isolated or unwanted. No …

Crucial Moments

Bong Baylon Devotions

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. (James 1:2-3) There are two kinds of moments in our lives, casual moments and crucial moments. Casual moments are the usual day to day occurrences that happen in our lives that do not require too much engagement. …