I admire the lengths you have gone to serve Me. You have truly labored in service, you love Me that much. I admire your tenacious spirit–your fervent love. But in labor, I would much prefer that it be that you labor to enter My rest. When you enter My rest, you cease from your own works.
I have plenty of work for you to do, and I desire that you make use of your time in this way, but if you find My rest–you will find a better way. It’s all in timing My love and ability–Mine, not yours. For if you yoke up with My ability, then I AM able to carry you along; lifting the burden off your back as if you hadn’t a care.
And, do you know the secret?
When your life is hidden in Me–you don’t! I make a way where there seems to be no way; for the steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord and he delights in the way.
Make way for the King!
Invite Me to enter and I’ll show you a better way…a way of peace
Labor to enter into My rest, does not mean to struggle and work harder to rest, but to work the right way. Invite Me and I will show you the rest..
I’ll show you the way!
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
“I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness. When you walk, your step will not be hampered; and if you run, you will not stumble. Keep hold of instruction, do not let go; guard her, for she is your life.” Proverbs 4:11-13
“Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.” Exodus 34:21
“Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to eternal life, which the Son of man will give to you; for on him has God the Father set his seal. Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.'” John 6:27-29
“So then, there remains a sabbath rest for the people of God; for whoever enters God’s rest also ceases from his labors as God did from his.” Hebrews 4:9-10
“The steps of a man are from the Lord, and he establishes him in whose way he delights; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord is the stay of his hand.” Psalms 37:23-24
“–we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, to lead a life worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” Colossians 1:9-14
“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth. For you have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4
“–the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.” Proverbs 4:18
“Lead me, O Lord, in thy righteousness because of my enemies; make thy way straight before me.” Psalms 5:8
This is the truth! We find our true rest in Him. His yoke is lighter and His timing is perfect. Generally, His timing is not ours, but His is always the best! Thank you!
God Bless you Toni! It is so nice to see your smiling face again!