How many times have we said at the end of the day, “Wow I've gotten so much done today?” And then we go through a mental list of all we've accomplished? Some things we feel good about and others we are just happy to be done with! The next day we work for the same feeling—-the same “high” that our accomplishments give us. But there is a greater joy. There is a joy that comes from just being who we are in Christ. Just being, not doing. Real satisfaction doesn't have anything to do with what we've accomplished, but in resting in what He’s done for us. This is a much greater feeling of peace than we could ever hope to achieve through our own efforts.
Jesus said for all who are weary and heavy –laden to come to Him and find rest for their souls. We cease from our own works, as even God did from His. This doesn't mean we don’t work, but our work is not toil—as it is when we work outside our Garden. The energy from our work comes from an anointing of the Spirit which manifests itself through the gifts He has breathed into us. Ultimately, the greatest joy comes from living, moving and simply existing in Him.—the “I Am.”
Matthew 12:28-30, Genesis 3:17-20, Genesis 3:14, John 8:58
September 21, 2013