Our walk with Christ isn’t about what we “Do” or “Don’t Do” for Him. Our walk with Him is about being in a relationship with Him. A relationship that’s founded on faith in His sacrifice, and is filled with His love, trust, mercy, forgiveness, and joy.

Our relationship with Him is about resting in the promise He has made to us. Do we have a relationship of rest with Christ, or do we have a relationship of obligation and constantly feeling like we’re mot doing enough?

What is trust is a relationship?

In a relationship, trust means you can rely on the other person…

  1. Reliance
  2. Confidence
  3. Safety

The prophet Jeremiah tells us that this is what trust means in our relationship with God in Jeremiah 17:7-8

What does a “trusting” relationship require of you?

  1. Family relationships; trust you to be loyal to the family, you trust the family will be loyal to you…
  2. Financial relationships; they trust you to make your payments, and you trust them to keep their obligation…
  3. Working relationships; they trust you to do your job, you trust them to give you a paycheck…

In the verse from Jeremiah, what did the stream require of the tree?

That is the only thing required of us if we are in a “Trusting Relationship” with Christ… We are to DrinkJohn 4:14

Christ said in Matthew 11:28-30, “Come to me“…

Peter said the same thing in 1Peter 5:7

If we’re in a “Trusting Relationship

Psalm 91:1-2 tells us also what’s required to have a “Thrusting Relationship” with God…

These above 4 passages give us the answer to what’s required to have a “Trusting” relationship with Christ…

John 4:14 extends to us an offer to drink… Drink

Matthew 11:28-30 asks us to… Come

1Peter 5:7 bids us to… Cast

Psalm 91:1-2 encourages us to… Dwell

The single requirement for having a trusting relationship with Christ is being intentional with Christ… What do I mean by “Being Intentional” with Christ?

What is the result of being in a “Trusting Relationship” with Christ? What is the result of any relationship? If we’re in a relationship with Christ, then He is our refuge and our fortress. We can rest in Him and be just like tree planted by the stream.

How can we Rest in our relationship with Christ? Have you ever been in a relationship where you found rest?

What is the “Sweet Spot“?

The “Sweet Spot” of a “Trusting Relationship” is where we find “Rest“…

How do you find your “Sweet Spot” in Christ? There are 2 steps to finding your “Sweet Spot” in your “Trusting Relationship” in Christ…

FirstBe intentional in your relationship with Christ;

Come to Him and drink from the fountain of life and unburden your cares and worries on Him, and make yourself at home…

  • Come
  • Drink
  • Release your cares
  • Dwell

SecondRepeat the first step whenever you feel “Rest…Less” in your relationship with Christ

That’s it… nothing to join… or give… or read… no work to accomplish… or ministry to fulfill, or prayer to recite, or confession to make. Be Intentional with Christ just as you would with someone you trust completely and wholeheartedly…

By “Intentionally” being in a “Trusting Relationship” with Christ your life will change and you will be a fruitful believer because of your bond with Him…