Hebrews 4:1-13

The Christian life has its ups and downs.  Sometimes we experience the spiritual mountain top when we’re excited about God and passionate about our faith.  Other times we live in a valley.  We wonder what God is doing.  We don’t understand His ways or why something happened in our lives.  Most of the time, our Christian lives are ordinary.  We carry on with daily life trusting the Lord for His wisdom and grace.  This is all normal for the Christian life.  

We can experience God’s rest on a mountaintop, in a valley or living an ordinary day.  The writer of Hebrews raises this possibility in the next section of his letter.  So whether you’re on a mountaintop or in a valley or just plugging away with the normal Christian life, I have a question for you to ponder.  Are you currently experiencing God in rest?  Or might the word restless more accurately describe the state of your soul?  Last week we talked about the problem that some people who start out as Christians end up not to be Christians.  We learned that the greatest indicator of a genuine Christian faith is persevering in the faith to the end of our lives.  If you continue to pursue with you walk with God; if your sin bothers you and if you still pray even when life is hard, those indicate a genuine faith.