Exhaustion, busy work and emptiness, these are the feelings that I have had after years of being a christian; until now. I’ve been taught x number of ways to sanctification, x number of ways to get right with God, x number of things to do to earn God’s trust but no one ever told me, until now, that all of these are found in “Jesus”. Wait a minute, you mean that sanctification, righteousness and even perfection are all in Jesus, “yes”. They aren’t achieved after Jesus, you aren’t empowered to receive them after Jesus, they are found only “in Jesus”. Meaning, Jesus is our sanctification, redemption, salvation, perfection, righteousness…etc..etc..etc.. Meaning, when you got Jesus you got sanctified, redeemed, saved, perfected and made right! You are a current possessor of all you have been working your butt off to achieve (I Corinthians 1:30). Rest, now just rest in Him (Rom. 4). Sure we work out our salvation with reverence (Phil. 2:12). But that is just to work out of what is already in you. In the person of Jesus Christ we find all that we will ever need. What is required of us is to say “Thank you” and “Amen”. Now go live!
I have always felt like a simple minded person surrounded by complex roadmaps and formulas. That I had to unlock some divine code in order to experience a kind of Heavenly ecstasy that I have always missed.
So I study and pray and search and hang on to every word by ministers and speakers and authors.
Are you ready for a huge revelation; it’s not difficult at all?
It ALWAYS comes back to the cross and what Jesus did there. Is His work enough, then just believe it? Whether its for my kids, my financial situation, my marriage, my health, whatever.
Now believe me it’s vital to study and learn to be good at those things like parenting etc.. but i could fail in those areas, lets just be honest. So my faith can’t be in the next book or study or in my ability follow directions. It has to be in Jesus and what he has already banked into my heavenly account through His blood. So read the books and go to the seminars and grow, grow, grow but rest in the simple truth that what Jesus did has to be the final answer.