Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.
Psalm 116:7 (KJV)
Our soul returns to its rest when we are confident that God is handling everything that concerns us. We rest in our confidence that God has already made available what we need, and out of this quiet assurance will we see His goodness showing up in our lives. God works when we are at a place of peace.
Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Proverbs 30:5 (KJV)
Putting our trust in God means trusting in His Word. Each day we get to choose to either agree with the word of man or with the Word of God. Let us be sure to agree with what God’s Word declares about us in Christ, and we will see as it proves itself to be true in our lives.
For we are fellow workmen (joint promoters, laborers together) with and for God; you are God’s garden and vineyard and field under cultivation, [you are] God’s building.
1 Corinthians 3:9 (AMP)
Every born again believer has an assignment from God, we have a role to play when it comes to God fulfilling His plans and purposes in this earth. As we yield to God’s plans and purposes for our life, we ourselves are molded, shaped and developed in the process, the Holy Spirit working in us to make us more fully into all He has called us to be.
But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:17 (KJV)
We are joined unto the Lord in that the individual members of the body make up the body as a whole. He is the head, and we are His body. This means that in the spirit we are already made perfect in Him, and the more that we embrace this reality by faith before we can see the evidence of it, the more of His glory will we see in and through our lives.
And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Galatians 3:12 (KJV)
Anytime we are looking to our works or efforts as the reason for why we should be blessed, we are not operating in faith. Faith is to remove ourselves from the equation, and to look only to Jesus. Because of the finished works of Jesus the blessing has been made available, and faith is to be open and receptive to it manifesting in our lives.
Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
Psalm 143:10 (KJV)
God’s spirit in us teaches us to do His will. He helps us to have a revelation of the love, the grace, and the goodness of God, which in turn empowers us to live victorious and godly lives. It is powerful to be led of the Holy Spirit into the land of uprightness.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalm 23:1 (KJV)
The more we look to Jesus, rely on Him and depend upon Him, we shall not have any wants. The reason is that He meets our every need, and He fulfills the very desires He places in our hearts. Each victory in our life comes as the result of our relationship and our fellowship with Him.
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
Proverbs 23:19 (KJV)
We have control over what goes into our hearts. We are able to guide our hearts by taking charge over our thinking, and by being selective about what we pay attention to. What is in our hearts is determined by our predominant thoughts and by what comes in through our eyes and ears. The more that our thinking revolves around the Word of God, and the more we pay attention to what God is seeking to do in our lives, the more will our hearts be filled with the things of God.
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
John 17:17 (KJV)
To be sanctified means to be set apart for God’s purposes in our life. We are sanctified through the Word because the more that we allow the Word of God to fill our hearts and minds, the more will our thinking and our words reflect the purposes of God. This is when we find that God’s purposes for us are to have victory and good success in every area of life.