Monday, October 19, 2009

Unrest to Rest

Hebrews 4:11-14

11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

Unrest to Rest

Something’s changing. It’s a funny thing being in this Body of Christ because when change comes to any part of the Body, the whole body feels it. Child of God, something’s changing.

We as a Body are in a season of change. Now, there is always change through growth…growth produces a change. But, just as when a child who goes through a sudden ‘spurt’ we are in a season of change.

If you have been feeling this same anxiety, restlessness, I encourage you to press in and see why the Spirit is trying to get your attention. Be prepared for the work, however. God has ways of doing things that don’t make sense to our carnal minds. We give to receive…we labor to find rest…we yield to go forward…we humble ourselves to be lifted up...our weakness is where Christ is strong.

With this change, be prepared to prune some things in your life and be prepared to pick up new responsibilities. That’s part of that ‘twoedged’ response described in Hebrews. Nothing in our lives, our actions or in our minds surprises God. Yet, there are things that we hold on to that will hinder our growth if we do not let them go when our pruning time comes.

Child of God, even during this season, you are still being kept. When the Father prunes our lives, it is to increase something within us. When He forces us out into new situations, it is always for our good and His glory. The question is will we yield like clay in the potter’s hand, or will we fight the change and have to be purged and melted like metal in the fires of a smith before we can be molded into the final shape for use.

No matter where you find yourself today, remember, that you have a ‘great high priest’ so your profession is safe in His nail scared hands. There is no length, no depth that you can go where He has not already been. There is no darkness that He cannot light. There is no gap, no distance that He cannot bridge.

Embrace the change. Dare to believe God for what is being spoken into your spirit. Dare to trust Him. Dare to be obedient to the Holy Spirit. Dare to grow and work and find rest.


Matthew 11:29

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

-Sis. Stephanie Robinson

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