You Can Rest NowTuesday, October 18, 2016
When I said yes to Christ, everything changed. Who I was is dead and gone, and I have a new identity given by my union with Christ. Because He lives in me, and I am united with Him, I am one spirit with Him (1 Corinthians 6:17). If I am one spirit with Him, I must share in what He has...what He has, I have (Romans 8:17). Ephesians 1: 20 says Christ is seated in heavenly places. So, if He is, I am. Sure enough Ephesians 2:6 confirmed it for me by saying that together with Christ I have been raised up and seated together with Him in the heavenly places. And then I realized...nothing I do will ever put me in a better position than I was already in. No amount of "trying" or "performance" would ever do anything for me. Right in that moment, I was as unified with Christ as I will ever be. I could stop trying. Everything has already been done; there was nothing left for me to do. And that's when I heard God whisper straight to my core, "You can rest now."