A Paradox

When I was on earth I never did things in a hurry.
I want you to slow down.
My best work is accomplished when you are at rest.
A strange paradox, I know.
But my kingdom is different than the world’s view.

When Jesus walked this earth, his ministry was confined to a small part of the world. The Romans used chariots and tried to subdue nations with power and might.  Jesus left the throne room of glory and came to earth to be born in a stable.  He changed many hearts and is still changing them today with peace and love.

The Bible is filled with paradoxes. If you want to become great, be a servant. If you want to be rich become poor. If you lose your life, you will actually find it.

When I rest, it is a joy to walk a beautiful park at the end of my street. It is amazing to meet people who want to talk about Christ and His life altering power. Others need prayer for a problem. Some women become close friends whom I treasure. Too often I associate ministry with church work and now I am learning God does use people who are at rest. We grow in Him slowly, changing as He sees fit. I do love to see the difference in allowing Christ to do His work in me.

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About Rose Spillenaar Harmer

Rose is a retired marriage and family therapist and speaks on subjects related to prayer, spirituality, marriage and mental health. She travels throughout North America and one of her favorite subjects is "listening to God" through scripture, sermons and the still, inaudible voice of the Holy Spirit. She writes a weekly devotional called listeningtohear.wordpress.com
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