As a child of God, it’s easy to get caught up in the idea of constantly striving to be our best and doing all we can to earn God’s love and approval. What’s more, as an Evangelist. There is always one more soul to reach and surely winning souls will win God’s delight?
But what if I told you that you don’t have to do anything to earn God’s love? It’s already yours, and all you have to do is rest in it.
I am reminded of this truth when I think of the ocean. When you sit and watch the waves crashing on the shore, you realize that just as the waves keep coming without any effort on our part, God’s love and grace are always available to us.
Resting in God’s love means that we don’t have to strive or perform to earn His approval. We are already loved and accepted just as we are. This doesn’t mean that we should stop trying to live for Christ or obey His commands, but it does mean that we can do so from a place of rest and peace, rather than from a place of anxiety and fear.
I think of the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10:38-42. Martha was busy trying to serve and please Jesus, while Mary simply sat at His feet and listened to His teaching. When Martha complained to Jesus about Mary’s lack of help, Jesus responded, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Like Martha, we can often get caught up in the busyness of life and forget to simply sit at Jesus’ feet and rest in His love. But like Mary, we can choose to prioritize spending time with Him and allowing His love to fill us.
You don’t have to strive or perform to earn His approval, but you can simply rest in the fact that you are already loved and accepted by Him. As we prioritize spending time with Him and allowing His love to fill us, we can experience true rest and peace in our daily lives. So let us take a moment to sit at Jesus’ feet and rest in His love today.
– Andrew + team