You ever wondered why sometimes no matter how much you work at a thing, you can’t get it to work, but as soon as you step away and sit down…BAM! There it is?
I used to. I don’t anymore. Now I try to sit down before I do anything. I talk to the Father about it, give it to Him, wait for a response. If I don’t hear anything, I may poke at it a bit. If it doesn’t work, I know He’ll fix it without my help. Yes. It’s just that easy.
As Christians, we should be a reflection of the truth of God. His Son. Jesus is in fact, the way, the TRUTH & the life. So how do we reflect God’s truth? By doing things His way, from a state of rest, not work. The world says to work. Toil. Worry. Struggle. Strive. Grind. Push. Force. Use all of our strength, time & energy to make it happen ourselves. But that’s the problem. Once you give your life to Christ, the methods of success are completely on HIM. He gave us the gift of righteousness and all the blessings that come with it. Remember the 10 Commandments? They were given to show mankind that they can’t measure up to God’s standards. God showed us that His standards can’t be met by our efforts. They’re unobtainable because of what Adam did! But what Jesus did at the Cross covered all our sins so we aren’t TRYING to get right with God, but are now right with God and don’t have to work and strive to be. So when you read & think about Romans 16:4, remember that you don’t need to EARN God’s heart, love & blessings. You already have them. It was included in the gift of Salvation. Rest in that. Now from that restful place, go SHINE and show others that you don’t have to be perfect because God already placed you in the Perfect One, Jesus.
Love & encouragement,