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Monday, December 29, 2008

Rest for the People of God

LORD, You will establish peace for us,
For You have also done all our works in us...
We have, as it were, brought forth wind;
We have not accomplished any deliverance in the earth.
Isaiah 26:12,18 (NKJV)

There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.
~ Hebrews 4:9-11 (NKJV)

Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will ..." You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that."
~ James 4:13-15 (NKJV)

For most people, this week of rest nestled between Christmas and Routine is uniquely quiet, and usually a time of reflection on plans and pledges for the new year. The most serious consideration is this: do we make our plans or seek out God's plan?

There is neither peace nor rest in figuring out how to bring our plans to pass, and striving with circumstances that hinder us. In God's plan is complete peace and soul's rest for the people of God, for He does all the thinking and orchestrating. We simply hold His hand and follow.

The best part is that His plan is always bigger and better than ours.

Father, You've done so much more in our lives than we might have ever accomplished. You lay out the perfect path, however challenging it sometimes looks. Please teach us to enter the rest found in gladly following You.

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1 comment:

  1. I will always follow the path You lead me down dear Lord. I love you.


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