Rest & Reign
I have received infinitely more from being in His rest, than I have from my own self efforts.
My efforts produced hardships, labors, and annoyances, just toiling for daily substance. Although it may seem you are successful at times, it always came with a price, health, family, relationships, compromise, fear, anxiety and just plain hardships, labors and annoyances! (Col 1:21 Mirror) your indifferent mind-set alienated you from God INTO a lifestyle of annoyances, hardships, and labors. (From the word: wicked or evil, also the root meaning is “toiling for daily substance”) Yet He has NOW fully reconciled and restored you to your original design.
His rest (from knowing His love and your restored identity) has brought peace, contentment, and a knowing that all that He has is mine, and abundantly. he said “I have given you all things pertaining to life and godliness.”
His ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. In and through Jesus He has re-introduced us to ourselves, in Him, His ways and thoughts are ours, yet still vastly different from the worlds wisdom! Resting in trouble is completely opposite, to the worlds wisdom. Ignore the wisdom of the world and rest in Him.
Find out what He has said, His view and opinion of you, which is the same view and opinion that He has of Jesus. Believe it, behold the finished work, your completed redemption; then rest, be still and KNOW that He is God!
Aww this is life, the (Zoe) God kind and quality of life! It is yours! His abundance of grace and gift of righteousness, has equipped you to reign as Jesus in this life, now! As He is, so are you in this world!