KEY SCRIPTURE: Heb 4:10 KJV “For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his”.
‘ To live in the Spirit is also to live a life of peace or to be at rest. Resting is a state of repose from labour. There is a kind of labour that is not physical but mental. It is more distressing than the one doing physical labour. The man at rest is exempted from this mental labour. Another word for this kind of labour is anxiety or worry. Any Christian who gets into worrying, has left the life of the Spirit. Worrying is a sin, for worrying is not of faith. Rom 14:23b KJV”…… for whatsoever is not of faith is sin”. The Christian according to the word of God, must have a 24/7(that is, around the clock) life of rest.
Unfortunately, many of us have very turbulent emotions. They worry from their hair to their toe. Life is filled with an abundance of issues that we may not have answers to. In spite of all these the Lord says, we must not be anxious. Mat 6:31 KJV” Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?” The Lord says, no amount of worrying would add any good thing to you. You would rather be destroyed if you do not stop it.
What is the answer to these states of emotional unrest? Faith in God is the answer. Heb 4:3a KJV” For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said….. “. These are issues that most of us know very well, yet, a number of people find themselves worrying about the turbulence of life troubles. There are some principles for faith that are so fundamental, yet many have not gotten a hold of them.
1. Believe that God is and He rewards those who diligently seek Him. (Heb 11:6). Please this is a very important point. In the days of deep crises, what makes people tough or break under the challenge is whether this point is firmly settled in them or not. Believing that God is there, is not settled by convincing yourself about it, but a decision to accept it as the truth and keep to it.
I live in the Spirit by living a life of rest. I cast every care on the Lord who is always with me and takes care of all that concerns me. I always conquer by the power of the Spirit who works through me.
Psalms 23:1 KJV” A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want”.
1Peter 5:7 KJV “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you”.