Well, if there’s going to be a prompt on a Sunday for rest, I suppose it’s only fitting that there would be a prompt on a Monday for work.
The prompt for day 13 is: Work.
It’s ironic to me that the post for rest would be followed up by a post about work.
On the one hand, we are to rest in Jesus, and on the other side, I feel like I have to work for my salvation. Even though that notion is completely contrary to God’s word.
Ephesians 2:8-9 tells us,
God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it.
Lately, I’ve been working so hard to prove my value and worth to a certain person, that I’ve not left any room for even the remotest thought that I’m liked, valued, and cherished just for being me. The funny, neurotic, caring version of me that I thought I needed to cover up. The ‘me’ that is secure and confident. This version of me comes from one place and one place alone…the love I find and rest in that God offers me.
See, I was working so hard to prove my worth, that I had forgotten the One whose opinion matters. The One who reminds me that all of my brokenness is made complete in Him. The One who loves me just as I am, but loves me too much to leave me there.
So, I’m re-centering my life now, and I’m feeling better and stronger. And I’m remembering the words that are emblazoned on my wall…
For we walk by faith, and not by sight.
These words from 2nd Corinthians that have graced my vision every day since March 12, 2012…these words that were present and lived out in this home before it was even a thought in my mind or a dream in my heart…these words, that, from the first moment I saw them in the pictures of what would become my future dwelling, made me know that THIS place would become my home…THIS place would be my blessing, with my name on it. Selected especially for me by the One who places great value and worth on me.
And if He can do that, then the opportunities of what else He can do are limitless.
I have to remember that ‘impossible’ is one of His favorite words because NOTHING is impossible with God.