Feb 17, 2021 | Podcast, The Living Room

053: The Life You Long For with Christy Nockels

“If we really understood what Christ has to offer us when we surrender and trust Him, we would want it every day!” 

Do you wake up weighed down from the pressure of all that needs to get done?

In this episode, Christy Nockels shares from her book, The Life You Long For: Learning to Live From a Heart of Rest.  After years of traveling music ministry with her husband, Christy began to experience burnout in her life. She recognized her life had been marked by doing things for God rather than truly living from Him. In His perfect timing, God revealed her worth a part from her platform and extended His invitation to truly rest.

He extends the same invitation to each of us – to live from a heart of rest!

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Important Takeaways from Show

  • True rest comes from surrender and trust in Jesus
  • Our deepest longings are met when we live from a place of surrender
  • Our identity can easily get wrapped up in what we do
  • The bulls-eye is our relationship with God and recognizing we are His beloved
  • God calls us to community over capacity
  • We have the opportunity to invite God’s glorious presence and power into our mundane
  • Anything we lay down, God fills and returns in far greater ways
  • Surrender yourself to being built by Christ rather than trying to build something for Him (1 Peter 2:4-5)
  • When we live from the bulls-eye, the outer rings of our life are reclaimed (Ephesians 2:10)
  • When we make time to orient ourselves around Christ, we don’t have to worry about being in God’s will
  • Our hustling can hold us back from all God wants to offer us
  • True rest in Jesus propels us into action
  • God has always given us permission to rest
  • The capacity of the beloved is all about what we can hold and receive from the heart of God and allowing that to overflow to the world around us
  • We can choose to trust God and live in His rest or run ahead (Isaiah 30:15)

"Every day is a gift from God and an invitation to rest in Him" - Christy Nockels - The Living Room Podcast - Episode 053

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
    your vindication like the noonday sun.

~Psalm 37:5-6

Links from Show

BOOK: The Life You Long For: Learning to Live From a Heart of Rest 

PODCAST: The Glorious in the Mundane

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