“I want you also to be smart, making sure every “good” thing is the real thing. Don’t be gullible in regard to smooth-talking evil. Stay alert like this, and before you know it the God of peace will come down on Satan with both feet, stomping him into the dirt. Enjoy the best of Jesus!” -Romans 16:19-20 (msg)
It recently occurred to me that we assume resting means being horizontal. God, through Jesus, wants to bring us into a Living, Moving, Breathing Rest. As we make sure that every “good” thing is the real thing – meaning as we hold everything up to the light – we will Live in Rest. Confident in the Love of our Father, we learn to walk in trust and hope even in a broken world. Satan will lose control, and God will reign victorious in our entire being – bringing us into rest and completeness in Him. It is a wonderful promise!
“Don’t live carelessly, unthinkingly. Make sure you understand what the Master wants.” -Ephesians 5:17 (msg)
God doesn’t care what we do as much as He cares why we do it. For our Good and His Glory. Draw our eyes away from self and lock them on Him. It’s in the small choices that we are raised out of the mire as we faithfully turn to Him and do what is truly ‘Good’… we become His.