Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Come to Me...and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

Several years ago I completed the Beth Moore Bible study, Believing God, which included a Greek word study of the word pistis, translated assurance, belief, believe, faith, and fidelity in the New Testament. We learned the Greek verb tense of the word believe was a present active participle verb, and that when we see a Greek present active participle verb, we can think of the word continually preceding the verb...

presently...actively...continually believing

I was reminded of this present active participle verb tense when I heard the lyrics of this beautiful old hymn, Jesus, I am resting, resting...

presently...actively...continually resting
in Jesus' finished work on the Cross

presently...actively...continually finding 
out the greatness of Thy Loving Heart

presently...actively...continually trusting 
Thee, Lord Jesus

Keep me ever trusting, resting,
Fill me with Thy grace.

May your hearts
be encouraged by Tricia Brock singing, Jesus, I am resting

Simply trusting Thee, Lord Jesus,
I behold Thee as Thou art,
And Thy love, so pure, so changeless,
Satisfies my heart;
Satisfies its deepest longings,
Meets, supplies its every need,
Compasseth me round with blessings:
Thine is love indeed!

Was this encouraging to you?
Please feel free to leave a comment in the box below, I'd love to hear from you!

Linking up with Holley Gerth's Coffee for Your Heart as an encourager.


  1. I always enjoy your insights!

    1. Thank you so much, Barbara! It is a blessing for me to share with others the ways our Lord Jesus encourages me :)

  2. Christianity is so much about living in the "ing" of moments...the current the now...the fresh...the present. Thanks for the wisdom!

    1. Somer, love that you mentioned living in the "ing" of moments...just this morning, I whispered a little prayer, "Help me, Jesus"...and in my spirit I felt like I heard Him say, "I AM helping you...presently...actively...continually"... Amen!


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