Shalom: Grace, peace, love and never-ending joy to you friends of God.
I pray that because our hearts’ meditation this week is resting in God, that you’re letting Him teach you to lean on Jesus more.
I promise God can and will make even the most mundane or seemingly meaningless tasks joyful if you do all through him.
Shalom my friends, and may you be filled with love, kindness, joy, peace, patience and contentment in whatever you do wherever you are right now.
Today we continue Daniel Murungi’s Sunday Upperroom fellowship message.
Daniel exhorted us to tremble at the mention of God’s word, to be in awe, to treasure and cherish it more than the air we breathe. He said that the reverence or fear of God transforms us into His likeness. And the God we serve stills storms with only a word, He rests through storms and His word does tell us that if we are anchored in Him, then we shall bear fruit in and out of season.
That means we shall not be moved but will be like Mount Zion. At rest.
Here’s the second verse he shared:
1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
2 For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
Here God affirms His sovereignty over all things.
Our God who lives inside of us is bigger than all we know and experience now and any future surprises we might encounter.
God is never taken by surprise: He never has to wonder about how to rescue you or bless you or heal you: Every thing that has happened to you and will happen to you, He’s planned ahead for.
Trust Yahweh and rest in Him.
In the verses above,
He’s daring us to dispute his sovereignty and in truth we cannot.
Notice that if you met the president of this nation or any supreme ruler, you’d assume they could meet all your material need: You’re aware of their power and riches.
How much more God?
Do you believe that the God you serve can do anything and that He never stops thinking about you? He counts the hairs on your head and you’re inscribed on the palm of His hand.
Trust and rest in this God: If you’re struggling to trust Him, pray for revelation and the grace to trust Him for without trust, there can be no rest.
Pray to God to give you vision to see your current circumstances through His eyes.
Daniel shared that with the King of Kings living inside of us, we are life giving vessels for the Spirit of God quickens us to be vessels of transformation.
We literally have ressurection power on the inside.
1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Righteousness guarantees rest because the presence of God is with you.
We belong to our Shepherd- Jesus Christ the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
We are His responsibility.
Here are more of God’s promises to us:
8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Remember, what was, and is, is covered by the one who was, and is, you’re covered by love.
If God did it before, He will do an even greater thing for you today, and tomorrow.
So what’s keeping you up at night? Why are you restless?
Little is much in God’s hand.
Remember the two fishes and five loaves of bread, remember David’s stone and sling, remember the red sea, remember all the times God has made a way in the wilderness and rest.
Tomorrow we share about what a life at rest looks like.
Let’s bow our heads and pray.
Father in heaven, you’re my living, pulsing hope: In you I live, move and have my being, and apart from you I can do nothing, so I lay all that I am and have and hope to be at your feet.
You know who I’m meant to be and where I am meant to be, and you can perfect me in all things.
I will not be a busy bee, but will trust you to finish what you started long before I was formed in my mother’s womb. I trust you my Lord and savior Jesus in your name, Amen.
Shalom, and good night.