Saturday, April 5, 2014

Jesus and Pie

Can you imagine the taste of homemade apple pie? I love holidays when I have an excuse to bake a pie and there are enough family members to enjoy it. But what does pie have to do with Jesus? Have you ever seen a pie chart that shows you how your donation is being used by a charity? Ten percent might go to administrative costs, another five percent might cover fundraising and hopefully the majority goes toward the needy cause.

What does your pie chart look like with the Lord?

Is eighty percent of your time spent in worry over bills, your health or your future? Or fifty? Or twenty-five? How much of your time is spent resting in Him and His finished work in your life?

“They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world” (Hebrews 4:3 AMP). The Israelites did not enter God’s rest because they did not add their faith to God’s assurance that the Promised Land was theirs for the taking. They believed the ten spies who said it was impossible and spent 40 years in the wilderness.

All of God's prepared plans for us are finished in the spiritual realm. We are to be diligent to enter into those finished plans through our faith and obedience.

When we listen to God's voice, we will hear His heart for us. Then we add our faith and obey whatever He is telling us to do. We can rest, in faith, that He will do whatever we cannot do (pull down the walls of Jericho, for instance). We do our part in faith. He does His part supernaturally.

So what does your pie chart look like with Jesus?

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