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Episode 11

Curtis Zackery: Doing Work For God VS With God

It was clear to me that God was saying I needed rest for my soul, but I had no idea what that meant.

There’s no question that rest and rejuvenation are built into God’s daily routines for us. In this episode, we hear from the pastor, author, and entrepreneur Curtis Zackery who tells an intimate story of when he was confronted with the need to rest. Most of us can relate to a situation where we were forced to stop due to our inability to listen to the father and slow down. It’s almost built into the DNA of our culture to work so hard we end the day having nothing left.

What if we could operate from a place of unending joy and vitality? Does God run out of energy? He does not, but even God took a sabbath day as he knew the value of rest.

Exodus 31:17 NIV – “17 It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.’”

He built it into HIS system for us that we have broken because we have been pursuing the world’s system. Our way of life needs to be completely God centered. We should reorient our world around him leaving the things of this world, including stress and anxiety, behind.

Let’s all pursue rivers of living water today.

John 7:37-39 ESV- “37 On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as[a] the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” 39 Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.”

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Scripture References


One of Curtis Zachery’s Favorite Worship Songs:


Who is Curtis Zachery?

Whether teaching, writing, or sharing a conversation, Curtis Zackery (CZ) provides a passion for the gospel and biblical perspective that is raw, accessible, and relevant. As the founder of Find Rest ( and the author of Soul Rest, CZ loves to help spiritually depleted people discover the rest-filled reality that they are seen, heard, known, and loved through the finished work of Jesus.

CZ studied ministry and theology at Liberty University and Gateway Seminary. He enjoys reading, running, and exploring coffee and food spots around the country, especially when accompanied by his wife, Monique, and two sons, Noah and Micah.

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