Thursday, January 3, 2008

Getting to God

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." (Matthew 11:28-30, KJV)

As stated on the side panel of this blog, my sole purpose for writing is to share what God wants His children to know. He's desperate for us! He looks at us with such love and such heartache because we are attempting to live our lives by our own strength, abilities and stuff, forgetting (or not knowing) that all we have and all we are is because of Him.

So, how do we get to Him and Him to us? The answer is really simple - surrender. It's a tough word and an even tougher act, but it can be done. The wonderful thing about surrender is that it is a partnership with God not a sole proprietorship. We take the first step and actually come to Jesus and drop all of our cares at His feet. Staying surrendered is where our Lord and Savior comes in. He does the hard part, not us. This is when we get to rest and I don't mean sit down and strive, but actually rest. Resting really is being still and knowing that God is Who He says He is. Rest is reading His Word and meditating on it. Rest is learning from and listening to Him. Rest is believing what His Word says and being courageous and confident enough to trust Him. Rest is taking small steps in obedience every single day. Rest is getting to a point where you can't wait to be in His Presence and choose to seek Him throughout your day as much as possible. Rest becomes pure delight in the Lord. Rest is knowing that with God all things really are possible.

Come to Him. Ask Him to help you know Him and live your life well. God just wants His children back and that does include you!

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