Rest comfortably in the Lord, are you? Are any of us? When face with the tough issues of life are we at rest and speaking His truth instead of what circumstances say? Can we actually do that when a prognosis is grim, hope is lost, bills pile up? We can, because He overcame the world and all its trials.
Everyone has their comfy shoes, T shirt or sweat pants. It’s time to get comfortable in Jesus. He has seen us at our worst, knows what we look like at our best and is looking at hearts anyway. Now, I ‘m not saying you have nothing to do or shouldn’t care how you look. We represent the King of Kings, I put on some red hair color the other night. And yes, I know how to do it, would I go to the beauty shop? Sure, it is just practical and money saving at present.
But enough about me and my T shirts, shorts and socks, I can dress up or be comfortable. A lot of time though we are dressed up and uncomfortable. Do you know I heard of a church who would not let you come without a suit or a dress? Well, that might be fine, but what about salvation? Jesus can save you, whatever you are wearing.
We need to comfortable with His rest. Too many rules and regulations equal religion, which means to be tied up or bound again. Our cord is a threefold one with God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Son sets us free in His Spirit and we can be comfortable, the Holy Spirit gives us rest.
I just wanted you to get the picture, like the pretty girl in the swing. Don’t get too comfortable and ignore the enemy’s devices or too complacent. But get comfortable in Jesus and you will know how to both pray, be delivered and to rest. Imagine Jesus a warm blanket.
Or what about Him wrapping His arms and prayer shawl around you? That would be nice. The Holy Spirit can do just that as you learn to rest comfortably in the Lord. His promises are true. He answers prayers with a yes and amen. You may have to wait on His timing, but He never forgets you.
Rest at His feet, learning and discerning His Word, you are same in Him, forever protected and loved, the enemy won’t have a chance if we ever learn to just be still and know God. Psalm 46:10. And here are a few restful verses, get comfortable in a morning robe and with cup of coffee or tea or at night with hot chocolate, and read comforting words, the Comforter has come, Jesus sent Him.
My presence will go with you and I will give you rest. Exodus 33:14
My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him. He is rock and my salvation. He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 61:1-2
And the blessing of the Lord rested on us. Psalm 90:17
Be at rest once more, O my soul; for the Lord has been good to you. Psalm 116:7
I will give you rest. Jesus Matthew 11:28-30
Go ahead and look up some and fall asleep resting comfortably.
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