Friday, February 19, 2010

A Mind at Rest




Know that I'm on your side, right alongside you. You're not in this alone. I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God's great mystery. All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. And we've been shown the mystery! I'm telling you this because I don't want anyone leading you off on some wild-goose chase, after other so-called mysteries, or "the Secret." -- Colossians 2:1b-4


To have a mind that is confident and at rest. 

I love that! 

I have been slowly reading through Colossians in The Message. 

It has been so good to take it slow and savor what nuggets of Truth the Lord is uncovering for me.

"Know that I'm on your side, right alongside you. You're not in this alone."

Immediately, when I read that, I thanked the Lord for the people who live those words out in my life.

I have been so blessed to have friends in my life who are on my side and are walking this journey right alongside me.

I am not alone!



What a precious gift it is to have friends in my life who speak Truth to me, who encourage me, who challenge my thinking and continually point me to the Lord. 

"I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God."

Wow!

Held together with other believers, in the bond of love, making a beautiful tapestry as we continue to learn all there is to know of God! 

Now, that is a purpose for life, isn't it! 

"Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God's great mystery."

So, the way to have a confident mind that is at rest is to keep learning about God and to keep my focus on Jesus.

Too many times, I am so far from this.

Too many times my mind is anything but at rest and so far from being confident.

But it is often my friends who help me to get back to the place where I am focusing on Christ. 

They remind me of what I know is True about God and His Word.

They help me back to a mind that is restful and confident.

Thank You, Lord, for Your Word. Thank You that You want us to know You. Thank You for weaving me into Your tapestry of love and providing me with sweet sisters in You who help me to know You more and remind me of what is True. Please use me to help them on their journey, pointing them always back to You. Please help me to know You more and to focus on Jesus. Thank you that as I do this, You will keep my mind at rest and confident in You.  Amen.

2 comments:

englisheduc said...

What a beautiful reminder of His love.

I purchased a copy of The Message yesterday and have it with me at school today. I'm excited to use it for myself and with our confirmation students -- thanks for the inspiration!

LovingLegacy said...

awesome - beautiful - thank you christa!