What is the difference between earthly gain and heavenly rest?
If your perceptions of Jesus are off – what does that do to the outcome of spiritual life?
“Then Nathanael declared, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel.” Jesus said, “You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that.” – John 1:49-50
For the vast majority of people to include Christians, what they see as great and amazing and uh, ah moments doesn’t matter very much to Christ And what He sees as special and holy and wondrous moments don’t matter much to most people to include Christians!
To see this you only need to look at the life of Christ – the moments He knew, felt and taught were the greatest were those when Love was shared, stereotypes were broken and Faith was grown!
Jesus was not about emotionalism or pomp and circumstance – He was about giving Living Water, Bread of Life, Healing the hurting and LOVING ALL!
In the days of Christ – people expected the Messiah to come with armies and chariots and to make the Jewish people mighty! Today, people expect Jesus to come in an expensive car, with tailor made suit and make them rich, comfortable and earthly conquerors!
Both of these perceptions are rooted in one of the best lies of satan that confuses earthly dominance with spiritual life. Both of these will cause you to miss Who Jesus is and focus on religious gain instead of Grace-Full rest!
Peace with Christ is in the moment to moment awareness that He Really did Finish the job on the cross – Now Rest in His Great Love for you Here just as you are!
Question for your day:
What causes real worship and praise for God, the idea you still have to perform or the idea that He completed everything needed and all you have to do is believe?