November 23. 2018
We often keep ourselves and our minds busy, so that we don’t have to deal with things. Or maybe you think if you do enough, you can earn grace, righteousness, or God’s love. That just isn’t true. There is nothing more that you can do to make God love you any more. He already loves you so much that He gave his only son to die for you.
Psalm 127:2 NLT
It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need.
He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.
Now is the time to return to me.
Stop trying and striving; be still, just be. With all this effort, you think you’re enduring the race. The reality of it is, you are just running in place. My word says, “come to me all who are weary, and you’ll find rest”. Not do all that you can, I love only the best. Busy, busy are your hands and mind. Commune with me, relax and unwind. My yoke is easy, my burden is light. You don’t have to labor with all of your might. Say and do things as you are lead by my Spirit. Not because it feels good, or you think they want to hear it. Know that in salvation you have been clothed. With a gift of righteousness, you have been enrobed. With no amount of work or good can you achieve. Just lay back against me, rest and receive. Come to me to obtain your daily bread. Only then will you and others be fed. Doing things the same way, expecting different results; that’s insane. For works without my Spirit, they’re all in vain. So, put all of your faith and trust in me. Breathe deep my child; it will all be alright, you’ll see.