A human being lives, but he is given life.
Service for the Lord can become a heavy burden at times, filled with anxiety and stress, before Christians come to understand and experience true abiding in Christ and His abiding in them. However, once the mystery of abiding in Christ is experienced, everything changes. Service for the Master is a joy, and the stress and burdens are relieved. Ellen White challenges us to trust our Lord in the same
manner He trusted in His Father. It was in Faith – Faith in God’s love and care – that Jesus rested. As Jesus rested by faith in the Father’s care, so we are to rest in our saviors. If we trust is Christ, all fear, worry, and stress in service or life will be gone.
How often the disciples’ experience is ours! When tempests of temptation gather, and the fierce lightning flash, and the waves sweep over us, we battle with the storm alone, forgetting that there is One who can help us. We trust in our own strength until our hope is lost, and we are ready to perish. Then we remember Jesus, and if we call upon Him to save us, we shall not cry in vain… weather on the land or the sea, if we have the Saviour in our hearts, there is no need to fear. The burdens if ministry will be lifted, replaced with our resting in Jesus’ presence.
When we are abiding in Christ we have a relationship with Him that He has with His Farther, which enabled Him to rest in the assurance that the Father would speak and minister through Him.
Supporting Scripture; (John 5:30), (John 14:10)
Personal Reflection and Discussion