You may be thinking, Yes! I want to live a life of rest. But what does that mean, and how do I live that way? My friend, it is a life that many want and work hard to achieve, but Romans 4:5 tells us very clearly, “but to him who does not work but believes on Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is accounted for righteousness.” (Romans 4:5)
Another way to say this is to him who rests and believes. This is an important phrase for you today—rest and believe!
How do you live righteously? Rest and believe. How do you see your financial situation turn around? Rest and believe. How do you receive wisdom for a tough decision? Rest and believe. How do you find peace when a child is in trouble? Rest and believe. How do you receive your miracle? Rest and believe. The answer is always the same for those in Christ Jesus… rest and believe!
We have been taught for years in many of our churches that in order to receive God’s blessings and supernatural provision we must meet certain conditions to qualify. And if we don’t meet these conditions, then we aren’t eligible to walk in His blessings and live a life of rest.
Beloved, as much as we think our own effort or work will qualify us for the blessings of God, we must realize it is Jesus’ finished work that was more than enough. So we need to realize and understand today…
As a believer, you are already qualified!
Because we’re in Christ and He has met every condition required, you and I can rest and believe to receive every promise, every blessing, and every provision!
As you read those words, you may be thinking, “but, are you sure? Surely there is something I must do in order to receive all the good things in life.”
Friend, actually the opposite is true. In Romans 4:3, we see that Abraham was blessed and counted righteous, not because of what He did, but because he simply believed God loved him and would be faithful to His Word by blessing him. Abraham believed and received provision, health, favor, long life, and abundance!
God has blessed all areas of your life! Now you simply need to rest and believe to receive those blessings in order to possess what your loving heavenly Father has already provided.