(Monday August 27th 2018)
TOPIC: Sit Down
(Joyce Meyer Ministries)
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever.
— John 14:16
Today’s Scripture says that we are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. I read past that passage one day, and the Holy Spirit stopped me. I noticed that after His resurrection and ascension, Jesus is often depicted as being seated at the right hand of the Father.
Do you know what people do when they sit? They rest. To be seated in heavenly places with Jesus is to enter an “inner rest.”
Sometimes when you start to get nervous and upset, anxious or worried, tell yourself, “Sit down.” That does not mean just your physical body; it also means your soul—your mind, will, and emotions. It is important to let your entire being rest and just wait on God. Wait expectantly for God to do what you cannot do.
Don’t worry, get frustrated, or become fearful while you rest. We often feel that we should always be “doing” something. The promise of God’s peace is not made to those who work, struggle, and strive in their own strength, but to those who enter God’s rest.
Prayer Starter: Lord, teach me how to sit down in Your holy rest. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
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