Just A Thought – October 5, 2021October 5, 2021
Just A Thought – October 6, 2021October 6, 2021
It has always seemed to be a conundrum saying you can have spiritual rest yet active faith. Faith is active, always, whereas for most believers, rest means doing nothing. Yet, rest doesn’t mean you are passive. It certainly doesn’t mean you are lazy. Spiritual rest means you know it is God’s power bringing about transformation and needed changes. But let’s face it. It’s hard to go from working at believing, to faith that rests in God’s faithfulness, of His Word and promises.
The children of Israel were to enter into the rest of God’s promises when they entered the promised land. They were to move forward, trusting God to give them what He promised. Yet, some didn’t make it because they didn’t believe. (Note: believing is a key element).
Resting is actually trusting in God’s Word/promises while resting from your efforts while you trust in His. It sounds rather simplistic, doesn’t it? It is if we can get our minds adjusted in how to rest.
Hebrews 4:9-10, NIV says “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works, just as God did from his”. Trying to manipulate God to do things to answer your prayer is not resting.
Resting is believing what God has said and trusting He will do what He said He will do. It is standing steadfast through tough times in His promises, even when you don’t see answers right then.
It is filling your mind and heart with the God’s Word, reminding yourself of His promises for you, renewing your mind with spiritual truth, and not letting doubts and problems push away the truth of your rest.
Keep trusting Him because He is faithful, and your rest is just around the corner.