Therefore, since a promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear lest any of you seem to have come short of it. For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. For we who have believed do enter that rest… (Hebrews 4:1-3 NKJV)
In my last post about good works (which you can read here) I talked about true good works being a state in which we are completely surrendered to God so that our works actually become His good work through us.
The Lord has shown me one more facet of true good works which is working from rest. This goes hand in hand with being completely surrendered to Him. When we are surrendered to the Lord we have laid every burden of worry and anxiety at His feet. We have ceased from our own work and put our complete trust in Him. Through this beautiful gift of comfort and faith from the Holy Spirit we enter His rest.
We find this through obedience. We are commanded to be diligent to enter His rest (Heb 4:10) and entering comes when faith is mixed with the Word of God which has been spoken over us. Many of us often doubt our standing with God. We believe lies that our performance affects His countenance towards us. This is the farthest from the truth! It is His countenance that gives us peace (Num 6:26). The Father is smiling down upon you and wishes for you to seek His face. As you seek His face you will see the truth that His countenance towards you is of love, joy, gladness and pride. He is proud of you for you are His good work. Rest in that truth. Accept this word into your heart and embrace your identity as His good work.