God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:9 (KJV)
Jesus through His finished works has already provided everything we will ever need. Our greatest breakthroughs come when we rest from struggling and striving, and instead fellowship with Jesus, enjoying His presence, praising Him for what He has already done. We will bear witness of His faithfulness in our lives.
And He said, “My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Exodus 33:14 (NKJV)
When we remember God’s presence with us, there is a rest that comes even in the midst of turmoil. Keeping our minds and hearts stayed on Him who will never leave us enables us to be at peace regardless of any circumstances and conditions. Our peace is our most valuable asset, and the more we come to resting in Him, the more will we witness His supernatural ability showing up in our lives.
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27 (KJV)
We have the ability to not let our heart be troubled because Jesus has already given us the gift of His peace. We received His peace when we received Him, and we access His peace as we keep our minds and hearts filled with His Word. And so rather than allowing circumstances and conditions to dictate where our attention goes today, let us purpose in our hearts to focus on the One who is our peace. We will find ourselves walking in His wisdom and guidance in any given situation.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 12:28 (KJV)
Jesus gives us rest because when we enter into Christ, we enter into a finished work. The moment we put our faith in Jesus as Lord of our lives, all things pertaining to life and godliness are made available to us. Our task as born again believers is not to struggle and to work hard to try and get God to bless us, but to live each day open and receptive for the blessings we already have in Him to manifest in our lives.
I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.
John 12:46 (KJV)
Jesus has come to set us free from darkness. Believing on Him supplies us with the power and ability to break free from the bondage of sin, sickness, poverty and depression, and to lay hold boldly of the victory He has made available. His finished works have provided what we need; our believing on Him is how we take possession of what has been provided.
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.
Isaiah 30:21 (NKJV)
There is a continual guidance available to us in every moment of every day. As we make it our habit to stop and listen for the still small voice, we will find that the Holy Spirit is always ready to guide us, instruct us, teach us and comfort us. We may rest assured that He will lead us into all that our heavenly Father has ordained for us.
The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
Exodus 14:14 (KJV)
God fights our battles for us when we are at peace. The more we can simply rest in Him and trust in His Word, the more will peace overtake us regardless of any circumstances or conditions. And a heart at peace is a heart that is receptive and available to God’s promises of victory in every area of life.
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
Psalm 62:5-7 (KJV)
When we place all our trust and expectation in the goodness and faithfulness of our God, we will not be disappointed. While God often works through other people, let us remember always that He alone is the rock of our salvation and our strength.
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Proverbs 16:24 (KJV)
The words we speak impact both the mental and emotional state of our soul as well as the condition of our physical body. Considering this powerful principle, let us purpose to speak pleasant words only. Let us say what God says about us, and declare His Word over our lives. We will most certainly see the benefits.
The LORD will give strength to unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
Psalm 29:11 (KJV)
God gives us strength and He blesses us with peace, yet the key is for us to remember each day to turn to Him in faith and expectancy. And so let us realize that He is our source for absolutely everything, and that it is in our total and complete dependence upon Him that we actually find our strength, our peace, and anything else we may need.