Sunday, October 19, 2014

presently, actively, continually believing

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.

Take a few minutes to 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!

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  1. Beth....coming to a place of REST in knowing God is exactly my prayer at the moment. His beauty transforming my soul, making me my prayer.
    Beth Moore's studies sound amazing.
    I am so appreciative of you sharing these snippits of theology with me to bring me to a deeper knowledge and understanding of Almighty God.
    I am an anxious person by nature, so resting in His greatness is a mission indeed~!
    Learning the original language of scripture makes such a difference to it's meaning.
    Recently I asked about the scripture :By His stripes we are healed" as I know so many with long term illness.
    It was amazing to find that in the original, the text said : By His stripes we have salvation~!
    Salvation= solution.
    God does heal, but not always in this life.
    I want to be able to lovingly support friends with fibromyalgia and other painful conditions. I find that those who suffer press in closer to God than most of us, and the wisdom they share are nuggets of gold from the fires of affliction.
    Please keep teaching me Beth.
    YOU have become my mentor, and I thank God for the richness of your heritage which you share so willingly with me.
    May God anoint you powerfully as you share His life-transforming Word with your readers.

    1. Mary, you are such a faithful encourager of others! You are a mentor to me in being a blessing to others with encouraging comments...a true blessing from the Lord!


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