To Rest is not doing nothing.
To Rest is to be in a realm of energy of unlimited presence and union with God.
The sabbath, the day of rest was the intention to be with God.
In the realm of Love.
In that realm to find Shalom a place of peace, harmony, wholeness.
In its language interpreted as a ‘ destroying the authority attached to chaos’.
What a lovely declaration to speak over any one or place.
When we choose God we choose Jesus, we choose life who came to destroy death.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”
We rest in a divine infusion where we co-reign with Jesus.
It is no longer I but He.
We’ve already got Him within us to illuminate our hearts and to release out.
Being in Christ is being beyond human.
Of ourselves we can do nothing but in union with Christ is like a bridal relationship, joined as one.
We live a devoted life gladly surrendering our own life as a delight of being in love.
We are captivated by all His facets of beauty.
We adore Him.
Life with Him is not a discipline it is a joy.
“Because you have delighted in me as my great lover, I will greatly protect you. I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face.”
There is a relationship, an exchange is on going.
We are not just giving lip service of love which becomes stale and unappetising we are savouring every sweet taste.
Strip away religion and striving to be good just relinquish control, shift posture and sit at His feet.
The most responsible thing we can do is to give our responsibilities to Him.
Give Him adoration.
C.S.Lewis said “ God communicates His presence to men in the process of being worshipped.”
The place where we give our heart to him as His bride.
We know His love and we release ours back in return.
In this hour Jesus is ever drawing us closer desiring in us a greater capacity to be consumed by Him and to be lifted into His place of rest.
We have no ability of our own to raise ourselves to this height it is all by submitting in humility and allowing Him to.
To recognise how spiritually poor and bankrupt we are and leaning on Him.
“Who is that coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved?”
Allowing Him to do simply, what we cannot.
In us, this hour, this world.
We were born for for such a time as this.
The illustration shows the closeness of Christ’s face breaking away the darkness as He lifts us to a place of rest with Him.
The Light of His countenance drawing us ever closer into His love, peace and joy.
Four scriptures that come to mind:
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.”Isaiah 60:1 ESV
“For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.”2 Corinthians 5:4-5 ESV
“Who is that coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved? Under the apple tree I awakened you. There your mother was in labor with you; there she who bore you was in labor.”Song of Solomon 8:5 ESV
“For here is what the Lord has spoken to me: “Because you have delighted in me as my great lover, I will greatly protect you. I will set you in a high place, safe and secure before my face.”Psalms 91:14 TPT
The song Rest. Kari Robe