Definition of press: to apply pressure, push, to take by authority; to insist on or request urgently.
I heard a pastor say what we put a demand on will manifest. When the demand stops, just like in retail business, the supply stops. The only way to see the manifestation, is putting a demand on the word of God. The rest comes in you speaking, meditating, and listening to the word of God on a consistent basis so it can take root in your heart. Just like we eat food at least 3 times a day, we should be taking in our spiritual food (which is the word of God) everyday.
Matthew 4:4: But He answered and said, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.’”
We need natural food but we also need spiritual food because we are spirits housed in a body. We can’t make it without the word of God. We will die spiritually and it can have an negative effect on our body naturally.
After we labored in the word, when things come at us or negative thoughts come to our minds, we are not moved; we enter in the rest.
Hebrews 4:11 King James Version: Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
We will stop being anxious, fearful. overthinking when we are resting in God’s finished work. When the storm comes, you can sleep like Jesus did on the boat during the storm. (Matthew 8:23-27) God gives his beloved sweet sleep (Proverbs 3:24). Be like Peter in Acts 12. He was sleeping in prison while the church stayed fervently in prayer. Daniel was asleep surrounded by lions in Daniel 6.
In the word, press! Enter into the rest!
Prayer: Lord, I praise you for your finished work. I labor in the word so I can rest in knowing that it is done. Because your word says it, I believe it, and that settles it. I put a demand on your word until it takes root in my heart which removes fear, doubt. overthinking, anxiousness, strongholds, addictions, and unbelief. I do not live by natural food alone, but by every word that comes from God. I repent for not being diligent in reading your word. I thank you in the midst of the storm and trials like Jesus, Peter, and Daniel. I can sleep because my heart is fixed, trusting in you to carry me through. Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! In Jesus name, Amen.