Friday, June 30, 2017

Enter into His Rest

The whole world is in
uncertainty. People are living in anxiety. They are concerned about
tomorrow. How will they live? Many are working two jobs because they
want to secure their future, they want to make enough money, they
want securities, for the future. They are running after wind. And in
all of this Jesus invites us to enter into His rest. We read in
Matthew 6:24 Jesus said:"No one can serve two masters; for
either will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted
to one and despise the other.You cannot serve God and wealth. For
this reason I say to you do not be worried about your life as to what
you will eat or what you will drink, nor for your body as to what you
will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than
clothing? Look at the birds of the air that they do not sow, nor reap
nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are
you not worth much more than they? And who of you by being worried
can add a single hour to his life, and why are you worried about
clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow. They do toil,
nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his
glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the
grass of the field which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into
the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!
Do not worry then saying:"What will we eat?" or "What
will we drink?" or "What will we wear for clothing?"
For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly
Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His
kingdom and His righteousness and all these things we'll be added to
Jesus wants to give us
rest, security, peace for our souls; and He invites us to come to Him
for that peace. Now people say:"How can they have this peace by
just coming to Jesus? Let us read the words of Jesus in Matthew 11:28
"Come to me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give
you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle
and humble in heart and you shall find rest for your souls, for My
yoke is easy and My load is light." And that is the key to
finding peace in Jesus. It is not just a matter of trusting in Jesus
and hoping that everything will work out fine. It is a matter of
obeying Him, of submitting ourselves to Him, of taking His yoke upon
us, of living according to His words; of being led by His Holy Spirit
and of living in company, in fellowship, with Him.
The only place where we
can find peace is if we are close to Jesus, if we are doing His will
and we receive confirmation from Him that He is pleased with us, if
He guides us and we follow, and if we stay with Him, then we are
safe. Nothing can happen to us that Jesus does not allow. He knows
how to look after His sheep, but His sheep have to follow Him. They
have to stay with Him. We cannot trust in Jesus if we stray from Him,
if we disobey Him, if we do not obey His words. But if we obey Him
and submit ourselves to Him, take His yoke upon us and learn from
Him, do what He commands us to do, then we will have peace in our
If we do not have peace in
our hearts, as children of God, it is because we are not with Jesus.
It is because we are in disobedience. If we follow Him and obey Him
and submit to Him then we will have peace for our souls, because we
will know that we are in His will and He is pleased with us, and he
takes care of us. Are we living in a piece of Jesus? Do we have His
peace that passes all understanding? Or are we following after our
own ways and looking for our own securities? We cannot serve God and
If we serve Jesus He will
take care of us and we will have nothing else to worry about. Trust
in Jesus, obey Him, follow Him and you will enter into His rest.
May Jesus bless you.

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