September 4, 2013
RESTING IN THE BOSOM OF CHRIST!!!!
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”Matthew 11:28-30
Can you remember as a child playing outside all day, coming in the house, momma having dinner ready, you eat, bath, get ready for bed, mother tucks you in gives you a kiss, one that always assured you that nothing would ever harm you. With that assurance of love, and protection we would sleep 10 to 12 hours until morning with no interruptions. let’s now move forward to today.
Three hours a night, is a good night sleep for me. In the last 30 or 40 years this has been my routine, never a moment of peaceful rest, forever moving, tossing and turning thru the night, with life’s burdens of the next day or week always before me or somewhere in my subconcious. But then about 8 am August 29th I got a phone call.
Tellling me my, MENTOR, PROFESSOR AND FRIEND, 13 years my senior had died. At that moment I laid my head down and closed my eyes and just focused on God AND GOD ALONG, and not on the madness of this life, or World we live in. I found myself asking, what does God really want from me.
And then God at that moment, laid me in His Bosom,wipe away my tears, and spoke to me as a Friend, Oh what a God we serve. Today as I look at life, and death, and what it means to each of us, I have decided to focus on being totally rested spiritually, I never want to be weary, burdened and heavy laden again.
For Christ tells me to “Take His yoke and learn from me For I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Rest has evaded me as long as I can remember but now I do understand that Christ and Calvary is the only way a person can find Peace and rest for their mind, Body, and soul,
And now my friend is at rest, after several years of pain and suffering. And today God wants each of us to be at rest also spiritually, And live by His vision of discernment and not A false vision that the world we live in has to offer, but a genuine vision that leads toward a path that is guided by His presence.
It’s A very difficult process because to exercise A spiritual vision, and rest, we must accept each situation and circumstances in our life simply because we no God makes no mistakes. We must be willing to say, God, I can not figure this out, in fact I will not even try to, I’m just going to trust You to give me a vision that will allow me to rest in your bosom.
As quoted in John 13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of His disciples, whom Jesus loved.” Oh what a connection, or filling we all should desire to have A passion to experiance. Resting in the bosom of Christ!! But Is this really possible in the 21st century. The age of high tech, Facebook, Twitter, got to have the latest right now society.
How do we give it all to the Master as we lay in his bosom and say I know God is going to accomplish what needs to be done and I don’t need to know when He will do it, or how. But my FAITH AND HIS WORD TELLS ME HE WILL, as I rest in the loving arms of Jesus. I know today my faith has been strengthened.
I also know I have grown in Christ this pass week because I now realize today, what I did not fully understand before when I got that initial phone call about my friends death, and that is, God will complete what he has started in each of us for in Phil 1:6 Paul tells us being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
So today. I now understand I never need to ask why again. Because my plans are to be in God’s pure and holy kingdom and I now know for sure, that I will see my friend there also. Because I now know, that God knew, in bringing me into his life over 20 year’s ago , that Christ would complete what He had started in my friends life, seventy three years ago.
Today I fill my faith has been stretched to the limit, but I’m fine with that because I never want it to be stagnant, or Luke warm. If our focused just revolved around the timing this journey God has each of us own, we would probably get discourage. But we must accept God’s plan for us as we rest in his presence as our Character is being shaped for Eternity.
And then and only then can we experience total peace and happiness. We search for answers daily but solutions can only come from God’s Word and His presence in our lives, So now we do go to His word and ask the question Why? did God lead the Israelites the longer, and harder way on their journey to the Promised Land.
Why didn’t he just speak and it happen, why such a hard journey, why the red sea, why the wilderness. why so long to prepare his chosen for what was already promised them. And why did my friend go through so much pain and suffering, and why did he have such a hard journey, only to end up where Christ was always leading Him. In the comfort of His bosom.
and then we go to Proverbs 16:9 for the answer, and for all of our answers to each trial and disapointments in our life where it tells us, A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.” Proverbs 20:24 also says,Man’s steps are ordered by the Lord. How then can a man understand his way?
My friends please today, allow God to lead you, it may never make sense but please lay in his bosom and rest in His love, for faith does not make things easy, it only makes things possible. and then “Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding or knowledge. In all your ways please, acknowledge Him Because.
OUR GOD IS YAHWEH The Creator of everything, so please rest in His Bosom, also OUR GOD IS AN AGAPE GOD For His Love is Selfless, Sacrificial and Unconditional if we are resting in the comfort of His bosom. So if you will just hold on, and continue to rest in His Bosom He will make your paths straight and complete.
Today I can say God allowed me just a ordinary man to bear His fruit. I became the branch which holds the fruit which Christ produced. The branch nor I can bear fruit of itself; it only bears fruit because it is connected to the vine, who is Christ our only Hope for salvation.
I could only bear this fruit because Christ allowed me to be that connection, because he loved my friend like he loves all of us for in 2 Peter 3:9 it tells us The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with each of us, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Now today my friends. We all must learn to REST IN THE BOSOM OF CHRIST while allowing the world to say as they look at each of us, and say to themselves I have truly seen Christ today.
A SONG COMES TO MY MIND, AND I HOPE EACH OF YOU WILL REPEAT THE WORDS DAILY,
AS YOU REST IN THE BOSOM OF CHRIST UNTIL THE DAY OF HIS APPEARING, AND THEN HE WILL TAKE US HOME TO LIVE WITH HIM.
THROUGHOUT THE CEESLESS AGES OF ETERNITY
“If not you, I wonder where will they ever find the One who really cares? If not you, how will they find the One who heals the broken heart, gives sight to the blind? Cause You’re the only Jesus some will ever see You’re the only words of life, some will ever read So let them see in you the One in whom is all they’ll ever need. You’re the only Jesus, some will ever see If not you, I wonder who, will show them love, and love alone can make things new? If not you, how will they learn there’s one who’ll trade their hopelessness for joy in return? So let Him shine, let Him show Let them see the One in you, let this whole world know You’re the only Jesus some will ever see You’re the only words of life, some will ever read So let them see in you the One in whom is all they’ll ever need
So friends stay focused, remain faithful, love one another and endure till the end and never forget to STUDY&PRAY As you rest in the Bosom of Christ