Our God is a God of rest.
In Genesis, He created for six days and then He declared a “national” day of rest.
In Matthew 11.29 He tells us that WE CAN FIND REST.
I know God’s love for us is unconditional – no argument there; however, most of His promises are conditional. Let’s take a look at a few:
“If you make the Most High your dwelling – even the LORD, who is my refuge – then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.” Psalm 91:9-10
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the best from the land…” Isaiah 1:19
Jesus said: “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” Matthew 21:22
If you love Me, obey My commandments. John 14.15
If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10.9
And, if we want TRUE REST? We have to meet some conditions! We have to be yoked with Christ and we must allow Him to teach us.
In other words we don’t have to know-it-all!
The two questions to ponder today are:
With whom are we yoked?
Are we teachable?
The quiet hour of prayer is one of the most favorable opportunities He has in which to speak to us seriously. In quietude and solitude before the face of God our souls can hear better than at any other time. O.Hallesby
When He gives quietness, who then can make trouble? Job 34.29