Leo Tolstoy (War and Peace), whowrote volumes during the 1800s, is an example of someone who could never rest in Jesus. After becoming a Christian, he became a radical legalist. He wrote volumes on God’s unwavering standards but beat himself up because he couldn’t meet them. His response to that was to just keep making more and more rules for himself, but all failed.
Tolstoy is a prime example of trying to let the earthly nature accomplish the heavenly things…that won’t EVER work. We just have to let it go and let God show what He wants us to do and help us to do it. We must enter God’s gift of rest. Don’t continue as the controller any longer.
As an illustration, the word “flow” indicates something smooth and unhindered. That is what God wants, not rules and regulations as Tolstoy mistakenly understood. God wants Him in you and you in Him…now that’s flow…that’s letting go, honey.
Isaiah 61:1, John 8:32, Romans 8:21, 2 Corinthians 3:17