As ministry leaders, how can we move beyond the idea of soul rest to actually incorporating soul rest regularly in the rhythms of our life with Christ? In this week's conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye is joined by Curtis “CZ” Zackery. CZ has served as a church planter and pastor. He's written a number of books, devotionals, and other resources on the topic of soul rest. CZ is the founder of a gospel-centered ministry called Find Rest. Together, CZ and Jason look at digging beneath the surface level of Sabbath that many of us hold. And really discovering the design and desires that God has for each of us to experience true soul rest and refreshment in our lives.
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Some key takeaways from this conversation:
Curtis Zackery on the importance of seeking validation from God in shaping one's identity and assessing one's worth: "My identity, my worth, and my value as a pastor, as a man, as a husband are not contingent upon what I do but upon who has done it on my behalf."
Curtis Zackery on losing sight of the personal connection with God while being engrossed in religious or spiritual activities: "Sometimes, our work for God becomes more important than the God we're working for."
Curtis Zackery on the emotional and spiritual challenge of relying solely on one's own abilities, without seeking external support or guidance: "Your soul is in turmoil and upheaval when you are striving and straining and doing it sustained on your own power."
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