Of The increase of His government and peace there shall be no end [Isaiah 9:6]
If we have been in church over Christmas then we have most likely heard this verse. If you’re like me though, this is all so familiar that we may not dwell long enough to actually consider its impact.
Government speaks of rule, authority and leadership.
Government can be uncomfortable, disagreeable, burdensome and harsh at times. Often times I just don’t like it despite the knowledge that it is meant for my benefit.
Yet the government of Jesus is not the same after all He tells us that, ‘his yoke is easy, his burden is light’.
We all have times in life where we will struggle, where we will not know what to do. The important question is whose lead will we take during these times?
This verse in Isaiah encourages me that when His government increases then His peace increases too, which sounds like a great deal to me.
Lord, give me the faith to allow You to reign over all my life in 2015. Help me to give you permission Lord for your government to increase in my life, for You to truly rule and reign. I know it may be uncomfortable at times but I also know that You are for me, not against me, that Your plans and purposes are the best ones. Amen.