Intimacy with God is not some wishy washy, fairy tale. Intimacy with God must be deep, must be filled with the Spirit. This starts when we find restedness in God.
Three Key Perspectives:
- The deepest cry of the soul is for rest.
- The deepest longing of the soul is for purpose.
- The greatest need of the soul is for re-alignment.
This is the fundamental principle: Our resting in God is accomplished by re-aligning to God. You cannot be in the presence of God and not be aligned to His will, to His purpose and to His calling for your life. In Matthew 11:28-30, Jesus says “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
The secret of restedness is not in relaxing, realting or reflecting. . . the secret is in re-aligning ourselves with the will of God. Jesus gave us the perfect example: He died for us to show us that it is possible to do the Father’s will. He gave up His life for us that we may understand what alignment with the Father means. . . and this means to surrender and to entrust our lives to the Father’s great plan for us.
As we close our series with Rev Edmond Chan, the most important question is being asked of us — am I willing to entrust to God all of our heart, our life. . . and in all our ways acknowledge Him as Lord of our lives. Are we willing to surrender and commit to Him our treasures, our time and our talents? What is God calling you to do?
“Lord, I come before you today a sinner. I acknowledge that I need You in my life as I accept your gift of salvation. I entrust to you Lord my life — my treasures, my time and my talents. I surrender them to you Lord in all humility and submission and I ask that You instill in my heart a desire to know you better, a determination to align my life to Your will and a passion to understand Your word. I ask Lord that you fill my heart with a longing to be constantly in Your presence. To find rest in You alone and to share Your yoke. Walk with me Father as I continue to journey in this life and find fulfillment in Your purpose and as I offer my life to You to give You honor and glory. All these in Jesus’ name.”