Easy Receiving

Easy Receiving

Matthew 11:29 (NKJV)

Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Our God is a good God. His greatest desire is us. Imagine then, how frustrating it must be to have your greatest desire always distracted by lesser things. God has a wonderful plan in place for humanity. Eye has not seen nor ear heard the (marvelously amazing) things which He has for us the scriptures says. He desire is to reveal it, though.

In the above scripture He calls Himself gentle. I did a little research on this word and was blessed by what I found. Perhaps the best definition, at least in my opinion, is easily imposed on. I find it amazing that the creator of everything, you, me, and all that we see, is easily imposed upon. So many people go to God afraid, never really knowing whether He will help or not. That’s how people feel but that’s not the God of the Bible. He says, “Come to Me, I’m ready to answer you.”

The key to coming to God is found plainly in Hebrews 11:6. You must believe that He is a good God and all that that entails AND that He is a rewarder of those who know their place. My daughter comes to me any time she needs or even desires anything. She knows, at least as far as she is concerned, that I am easily imposed upon. She knows it isn’t hard to get her way. Now she knows also that I will never do anything that would harm her so when I do say no, it’s in her best interest. But I don’t make a habit of saying no if it will bless her. Maybe one of the greatest reasons I love to bless her is because it makes me think of my Heavenly Father. He loves to bless me!

We as Christians need to live as God intended us to. He paid for such a glorious covenant so that we could! The key however, to any covenant is knowing what belongs to you in it. When two people marry, they recite vows. These vows lay out the covenant plainly for both people involved. God has laid out our covenant plainly too. The very nature of what we call ourselves, Christians, tells us about this covenant. He has written us the most thorough manual to remind us constantly what we can expect. He gave us the Holy Ghost to declare and remind us continually of His promise. Still, many live without ever experiencing even remotely what He has set aside for us. Eye has not seen nor ear heard the wonderful things God has for us scripture says. His Spirit continually reveals them to us, but do we even listen?

Mark 9:23 (NKJV)

Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

Be Blessed,

Pastor Jeff