#5 of 5 Ways to Step into God’s Rest
Psalm 100:5 says, For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. ALWAYS.
I can’t imagine where I would be today without the unfailing love of God active and constant in my life, and yet, I so often fail to thank Him for it. On many occasions, I am terribly guilty of taking His love for me for granted. Instead of a selfless focus, I choose a selfish focus—and that robs me of a deeper relationship with Him and the daily opportunities to choose to step into His rest.
Which brings us to the fifth way to experience God’s rest:
- Give Him thanks for his unfailing love.
Psalm 119:90 says, Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have established the earth, and it stands fast.
David—a man after God’s own heart—learned to step into God’s rest. He struggled to stay in that rest throughout His life, but he always came back to thankfulness for God’s love. He could step into God’s rest and give Him those thoughts and concerns trusting He would do all He promised.
We can enter his rest because he loves us. His love never fails. No matter what choices we make or what direction we go—He continually and affectionately loves us. There is nothing we can do (or not do) to cause him to NOT love us.
What has God’s love promised you? What are you thankful for? What does it take for you to step into God’s rest?