Jesus Gives Us Rest (Matthew 11:28)

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28 (KJV)

These words of Jesus remind us that when we come to Christ, we are invited to enter into rest. Jesus gives us rest because He is our sufficiency, and through His finished works we have full and complete access to the boundless riches and beauties of the kingdom of God. And so whatever your need may be today, be sure to take it to the Lord, fellowship with Him, and thank Him that in Him your need is met. Faith gives us access to all that the grace of God has already made available.

Expecting The Favor Of God (2 Corinthians 6:2)

“In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.

2 Corinthians 6:2 (NIV)

Let us realize that we are right in this very moment living in God’s favor. As the Scripture says, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. And so may we go forth every day, reminded that God is looking to be good to us, confident that we will see the fruits of salvation showing up in our lives. The more expectant we are of seeing God’s goodness, the more are we opening the door for miracles and breakthroughs.

Giving Thanks Always For All Things (Ephesians 5:20)

Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Ephesians 5:20 (KJV)

Gratitude can function as a powerful doorway into the heart of God. When we deliberately take time to be grateful for all of God’s blessings in our lives, we are making ourselves more receptive to what the Lord is seeking to do right now. Gratitude also increases our faith, for it reminds us of all that God has already done for us—things that otherwise we could have easily taken for granted. Today, reflect upon all the ways, large and small, that God’s goodness is already at work in your life. Thank Him that He is mightily at work in you, and that He is using even the challenges and temporary obstacles to ultimately bring about a greater manifestation of His grace and goodness.

Trusting God (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)

In times of difficulty, when things don’t make sense, the most powerful thing we can do is to simply purpose in our hearts that we will trust God no matter what. When we know that His plans for us are for good, and that in fact all things work together for good for those who love God, we can then acknowledge that in each and every moment, the Lord is guiding and directing our steps. We can rest assured that our challenges merely become stepping stones that are shaping us and preparing us for our magnificent destiny in the Lord.

Trust In The Lord, and Do Good (Psalm 37:3)

Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Psalm 37:3 (KJV)

The highest expression of our faith is to trust God no matter what. When things seem to be taking longer than expected, when we do not yet see how it all will work out, those are the times in which we must turn to the Lord, and simply say, “I trust You.” Then with that heart attitude we go forth into our world as Christ representatives: we shine His light, we express His love, always relying upon His grace to help us do so. And day by day, moment by moment, we will find our needs are always met; until one day we look back and see how everything has always been working together for our good. The key to it all was our trust in a God who is good all of the time.

Jesus Gives Us Rest (Matthew 11:28)

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Matthew 11:28 (KJV)

These words of Jesus remind us that when we come to Christ, we are invited to enter into rest. Jesus gives us rest because He is our sufficiency, and His finished works on the cross give us full and complete access to all of the boundless riches and beauties of the kingdom of God. Whatever your need may be today, be sure to take it to the Lord, fellowship with Him, and thank Him that in Him your need is met. Faith gives us access to all that the grace of God has already made available.

Daily Word of Grace: It Is Of Faith That It Might Be By Grace

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:1-2 (NKJV)

The very moment that we give our lives to Jesus, we are in that moment justified—made righteous—in the sight of God. When God sees us, He no longer sees our mistakes and our shortcomings. What God sees in us is His Son with whom we have been unified.

This union with the risen Savior gives us unlimited access to the grace of God, His unmerited favor upon our lives. Yet as the Scripture says, we must access this grace through faith. God’s boundless goodness, His blessing and favor are already available through the finished works of Jesus Christ. Our role as believers becomes, not to live in fear and uncertainty, but much rather to go forth boldly, always expectant that we will see the goodness of God in our lives today. Let us accept by faith all that grace has made available to us, rejoicing in hope that we will see the glory of it manifest in our lives.

Father, today I choose to not live in fear or worry. I accept all that the precious blood of Jesus has already made available. Lord, this is the day that You have made, and I will rejoice in it, fully expectant that I will see Your goodness and Your favor show up in new ways today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.