My word for 2018 is rest. Am I doing a good job going into month three? Resting in Jesus is not easy because doubts creep in.
I am in the Book of John 1:29-34.
John the disciple and John the Baptist are both so open. Their hearts are genuine and real. They LOVE the Lord!
Sitting in my warm home looking out at the sunshine and fresh fallin’ snow, I imagine what it would have been like to be John the Baptist. To be watching his cousin approaching him as he was baptizing others and to have the LAMB OF GOD walk into the waters. Oh my!
My Big Things
What are your big things in life right now? Health issues, children, marriage, job, financial problems?
Have you asked yourself “how can I really rest in__________? Your blank is whatever the unrest is.
My big things (notice the S) is our season coming up in ministry. Meeting financial obligations. Being strong in my walk with the Lord to be able to help others. Events coming up and the planning it takes. Keeping the animals and ranch in good care. My list could go on!
Doubt creeps in!
Resting in Jesus within this HUGE responsibility of life is hard!
What I need to remember?
Let’s take a look at what happens once Jesus is placed under water. “John the Baptist testified, ‘I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and resting upon Him’. Do you see that? John witnessed the Holy Spirit resting on Jesus.
Our friend John goes on, verse 33 “I didn’t know He was the One, but when God sent me to baptize with water, he told me, “the One on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.”
Can you just imagine this scene? Well, folks, we do need to picture this especially when we are facing life issues! If we have confessed our sins, and claim Jesus as Lord, we too have the Holy Spirit RESTING on our shoulders. NOT the problems of the world…the Holy Spirit Who gives us courage, strength, and hope to carry on! What a gift we have!
Resting in the ONE…Jesus! Resting in knowing, without doubt, the Holy Spirit will give you the power to overcome!
HOW IN THE WORLD do I do this?
Simple…get in the Word of God. Memorize His promises. Post them on your mirror in the morning. Say out loud “Lord I confess I have doubted you in____________ (name it) and I know you will repair, fix, or have it in the palm of your hand!”
Resting in the Big Things is resting in Jesus!
Trust me, The Lamb of God has the BIG and little things in your life!
Now go rest, pray, and rejoice in His power!
God’s blessings upon you!
Love deeper, Talk sweeter,
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