W38D6 - Influence
Week 39, Day 1 - Power

Rest Stop 38

"Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him" - Psalm 62:1.

This psalm of David begins with a declaration that salvation comes from the Lord. Any person who does not know or who has not experienced this salvation will be restless, for their soul will be searching for some way to earn this salvation only God can give. This represents the true spiritual nature of a sabbath rest, for it is a condition in which people cease striving to gain what they cannot earn and accept God's grace of salvation with joy and gladness. Leaders who do not know this salvation try to earn their legacy through hard work, memorials, buildings named after themselves, and nepotism—hoping that appointing their children as successors will give meaning to meaningless lives without God as their focus and source.

LEADERSHIP STEP: Your Step today is to ensure you have entered the true rest God had in mind for His people in Christ. Have you put your faith in Him for your salvation? Have you ceased from your efforts to gain that salvation through good deeds? Are your good deeds a result of your saving relationship with Christ or an attempt to earn the benefits only faith can bring? Are you resting in God's love and forgiveness or are you futilely working to obtain them?


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