The Holy Spirit dropped a curious clause from Scripture into my mind and heart: “And the government shall be upon His [Jesus] shoulder…” (Isaiah 9:6). I had never thought of this in relation to the government of my life. Suddenly it spoke volumes to me…the responsibility of my life is now His, the burden He will carry. He will make the decisions, the right decisions. What a relief: what joy to turn it over to Him.
He…raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Ephesians 2:6 (NKJV)
What does it really mean to sit down? When we walk or stand we bear on our legs all the weight of our own body, whereas when we sit down our entire weight rests upon the chair or bench on which we sit. We grow weary when we walk or stand, but we feel rested when we have sat down for a while. In walking or standing we expend a great deal of energy, but when we are seated we relax at once, because the strain no longer falls upon our muscles, but upon something outside ourselves. So too in spiritual things, to sit down is simply to rest our whole weight—our load, ourselves, our future, everything—upon the Lord. We let Him bear the responsibility and cease to carry it ourselves.
Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring. Proverbs 27:1 (NLT)
We are wise not to jump into tomorrow. What we can do is jump into today with both feet—we can jump in with gospel shoes, with hearts set on “full trust ahead,” with clean hands reaching out to bless, with the arms of faith receiving the fullness of the Lord, with spirits immersed in the river of life, with voices making a joyful noise unto the Lord, and with our confidence in the One who does know what tomorrow holds, and will have everything prepared before the sun rises on our tomorrow.