Part 2 of 2
By Pastor Dave
We do not have to perform anymore or prove anything. We are loved by God and that great truth when we get saved will be all the rest we ever will need if we can appropriate it properly. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). All that is left after salvation is to learn how to live in the Spirit, in his power not ours, his wealth not ours, and his greatness not ours. We can become secure in ourselves from the inside out because he is secure in himself. Christ gives us his wisdom, his grace, his holiness, his powers, his peace and his rest. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (II Timothy 1:7.).
We have no need to be restless now. We have nothing to prove. He has proven it all for us. We have a home in heaven and a mission on earth. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10). When we accept his work on the cross for our sins, repent and believe, it is all over. The destiny of our soul is settled and the mountain of Calvary was climbed by Jesus Christ. The contest for our soul is over and all is settled for eternity. There is no need for a repeat. Our soul can find finally rest.
Our goal now is in the appreciation in living on this earth in his power. Our rest comes daily when we seek to become like him in all our ways. We become champions in Christ and have the power in him to live in that rest everyday and do great things for him in every walk of life. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Philippians 4:13).
The things we achieve in life now have a deeper meaning and a lasting eternal value. Our knot of restlessness becomes the rest in his righteousness and our rest turns into purpose for living. We live to glorify God! That, my friend, is where we find the greatest satisfaction in life. We must fill the missing piece of restlessness of our soul, that restlessness that drives our world, with rest in God by coming to Christ and seeking forgiveness of our sins and a restoring of the relationship with God that was lost in the garden. Only then will we have rest from the gnawing knot of restlessness.