“There remaineth therefore a rest for the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”
Hebrews 4:9-11 (KJV)
Our labour as God’s people is not the labour to get. If you labour to get, then you’ve got it backwards. If you are labouring for what to eat, what to drink, what to wear, shelter over your head, money in your pocket, how to get healed, how to get a husband, wife or how to be pregnant; you’ve got it backwards. Because the impression you are giving, is as though God is in trouble. However, when God finished His work after creation, He rested. Since then, He has continued to rest.
Beloved God rested, not because He was tired, but because He had finished all the work; there was nothing remaining that needed to be done. You will find out by the law of first mention that God’s intention for us His children is to rest. It was after God had completed His work, that He introduced man. Man was not introduced until God finished. Genesis 1:26-27 says, “Let us make man in our image and after our likeness; … in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” He created them in his own image. In His nature, character and in the likeness of His functioning we were made.
With this understanding, what does it then mean to rest? Resting means to believe in the immutability and infallibility of that which God has already done for you. You believe with all your heart that, irrespective of what you’re faced with, God’s counsel must stand. It cannot fail. The rest zone is a “struggle-free zone”. I’m not advising you to be lazy and throw your feet up, expecting miracles – no! God is not a magician. Rather, let everything you do, be done in the light of what He has done for you; with the understanding that the matter has been decided in your favour, and you are victorious. It is your season of Rest!
Further reading: Genesis 1:26-31; Hebrews 4:1-16
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Proverbs 6-7; Evening- 2 Corinthians 2