Summary: God’s word is not only salvation for us but a road map for our lives. But with any map you have to know where your are and where you are going for the map to work. In this life do you know where you are and where you are going?
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
I have received numerous e mails that many of you have felt that the prayer of having a burden taken from you was just what you needed. Many of us desire rest, thank you for being honest and praying for the Lord to deliver you from all anxiety and pain. IF you “come to Jesus HE WILL give you rest”. So how does this look and how do we do it?
Again we can only have the power of the Holy Spirit in us if we are saved. To make sure you are saved please read
When you are saved you have the power of God living inside of you, YES taking up residence. Now what is the rest that Jesus is talking about? Have you ever been on a vacation and then felt like you need another vacation because you were so tired? That is this life. A lot of times we do things that we think will bring us peace and contentment but in the end they just make us more worn out. The more you TRY to be a “Good” Christian the more you will fail. There are NO GOOD CHRISTIANS. There are only Christians who are sinners that are saved by the grace of God. Being saved does not stop sin in your life. It just makes us more aware of the sin. The only way we can sin less is to know the horrible price that was paid for us to be redeemed. It was the ultimate sacrifice of love. Sin is really selfishness. If we can get past our own desires and see what God has done for us then our chance of being selfish and sinning will be a lot less.
So this brings us back to “Getting to know God”. If you have read the above link on "How to be saved" and have made that decision then God lives inside of you. Up until that point He has not. Please get a bible preferably a NIV (New International Version) study bible. If you are having trouble deciding which one please e mail me and I can give you help. God’s word is not only salvation for us but a road map for our lives. But with any map you have to know where your are and where you are going for the map to work. In this life do you know where you are and where you are going? If not then you will just wander this earth without any purpose. That is NOT God’s design for your life. So we need to hear from God on what to do and where to go. It is by prayer (just speaking to God), reading the bible and having fellowship with other believers that we can get a sense on where we are. Then it is a process on how to get there.
God cannot be contained but He chooses to live inside of the believer. Amazing isn’t it that we have the power of the creator of the universe that lives inside of us. If we have any questions or concerns we should ask God.
1 Corinthians 2:10-14 “but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
The Bible will not make sense unless you have the Spirit of God living inside of you. Please make sure you have the Spirit. Then ask for wisdom from God as God freely gives us His wisdom when we ask.
“Lord helped me to lead a Spirit filled life instead of a life that makes me the center of everything. I desire to know you but have a long way to go. I have sinned and I feel guilty. Please forgive my sins Jesus and help me to understand the love you have for me. Help me to stop trying to find this love in so many things other than you. Lord you tell me you love me but at times I feel alone. Please reveal to me the path I should go and the steps I should take. I desire to follow you Lord”.