Now, I don't know about you, but I think there is something wrong with this picture. As believers the rest of the world is supposed to look at us and desire what we have. If we are living our Christian lives in the state mentioned above, no one in their right mind would want to live like that!
"For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good--not harsh,hard,sharp or pressing, but comfortable gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne."
You see, I had it all wrong! I was so focused on my behavior and all that I thought was wrong with me, that I was not enjoying God. His way is light and easy to be borne because when we just enjoy Him and see ourselves the way that He sees us, life is easy and enjoyable. When we learn to trust in His power at work in our lives taking care of everything, we can simply be.
Does life feel harsh, hard, sharp or pressing? If so, there is a better way! There is His way. The Holy Spirit will teach us about truth, about the finished work that is ours to rest in. Then others will desire to live as we live.
They will desire the peace that we live in, the love that we bask in, and the favor we walk in.
Since the Holy Spirit started speaking to me about resting in the finished work I have found peace and joy. I do not worry like I used to and I no longer believe the lies of the enemy. God looks upon me with favor. He has my life in the palm of His hand and I can rest, relax, and enjoy Him. I can trust in His power actively at work on my behalf.
Thank You Jesus, that we can ALL live this way, continue to show us Lord, that others may desire what we have.