lIt seems like every
time I go into a bookstore, there’s another bestselling self-help book on the front shelf. “How to be successful” or “How to be rich” or “How to be happy” or “How to be fulfilled”.
It’s not that I’m against reading – I’m all for reading books that grow you spiritually and mentally. But I do get dismayed by all of the man-made “self-help” on how to be this or that when the real truth for how to live is found in the Bible, and it’s actually quite a bit simpler than these books lining the shelves at the local bookstore.
John 15:5 says, “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”
The truth for living a life of meaning, and purpose, of peace, and excitement, and fulfillment is this: rest in Jesus.
Let Him into your heart. Walk with Him. Give Him your worries and fears. Trust Him to guide you! Pray to Him for wisdom.
As you walk with the Lord, your life will change. And as others see your life change, they’ll be intrigued. That will be your opportunity to share with them about Jesus Christ.
When we receive Jesus into our hearts, our troubles don’t just go away. But when we accept Him, and walk with Him, we can rely on His strength, wisdom, love, and grace to see us through anything. So, abide in Jesus. And share about Him today.
“The truth for living a life of meaning, and purpose, of peace, and excitement, and fulfillment is this: rest in Jesus.”