This rest is not in the laying down but in the walking in confidence.
As we enter into uncharted territory, as we have been for awhile, it is most important to focus on our relationship with our Lord and Savior. It is so important to share our hearts. This represents God’s Kingdom so that others want to know ‘what is this?’
He puts a desire in us to tell His people to enter into His rest now. Of all the warnings, He has given so much more on His protection and His precious GRACE. Ephesians 2:4-6
Grace gives us what we don’t deserve and doesn’t give us what we do. Grace is when satan tells us we have messed up so bad that God doesn’t want us anymore and God says it has nothing to do with us working for it. We couldn’t do enough to deserve it. It is freely given. The work we do is out of the desire in our hearts to follow Him.
Entering His rest is when we’ve entered the secret place, and the empty store shelves and the wars don’t touch our faith. The threat of a mark in order to purchase food does not fade the truth in our spirits that the Lord is our Shepherd and we shall not want. For we can already see the table He prepares before us in the presence of our enemies that have no eyes to see.
Luke 8:25 – And He said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! For he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.
As we fill ourselves with Him, our faith is bigger than the distant faintness of a fear that lingers beyond the gates. Fear that cannot enter those gates of our hearts.
We trust Him in this time as we move forward in unison as brothers and sisters in Christ. Knowing we have no power in and of ourselves in our imperfectness, but that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Mandate came to mind as I wrote. (Official order or commission) Ezekiel 44:16 – Christian Standard Bible – They are the ones who may enter my santuary and approach my table to serve me. They will keep my mandate.
(Photo sent to me by a family member. Its peaceful serenity reminds me of being in God’s rest. If you don’t know Jesus, I encourage you to repent and ask Him into your heart today. Walking on this journey with Him and walking on this journey without Him is nothing to compare. God bless you! And if I’ve made a mistake in anything I wrote, that mistake is on me, in Jesus there is nothing but perfectness!)