When it comes to believing God, you’ve got to make up your mind and not back down.  Ordinary people accomplish the extraordinary when they refuse to give up.

This race we are called to run is not a sprint.  It’s a marathon.  To our eyes the goal always seems out there in the distance, but the truth is that it is already finished.

Our mandate as believers is to believe until we see the manifestation in the natural what is already accomplished in the supernatural.  No matter how long we have to wait.

…There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. (Hebrews 4:9)

Look at the passage above.  It promises a rest to the people of God.  The rest that God promises is the fulfillment of what you have been believing for in a limited scope, but it speaks of something far bigger also. 

Exactly what Jesus accomplished for us is detailed in Hebrews chapter four.  It’s an amazing snapshot of God’s heart.  It lays out clearly His desire to see men enter into God’s sabbath rest.  Abba’s rest is a place where you and I cease from our own works and enter into His works.  It’s an amazing place free from the strife and stress of this world; where we stare fully and lovingly into the face of Jesus; knowing that He has provided all for us.  

Verse three of Hebrews chapter four states that God rested from all His works on the seventh day.  All means all.  For you and I everything God has for us was finished before we were even born.  We simply enter into that rest through the labor of faith.  The difference between our labor and laboring by faith is this:  In the first we strive in our own strength.  When we rest and labor by faith, we labor in Jesus’ Holy Spirit working through us!

Believing and receiving takes time. Great faith keeps the course.  Great faith refuses to take the situation our of Abba’s hands.  Great faith rests in Jesus’ finished work on the cross.  So keep your eyes on the prize and don’t give up.  Make up your mind and you will see the manifestation of what you are believing for!

Pastor Shane

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