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This is a blog written by Christians who are serious about discipleship. We hope it makes you think.

We’ve called the blog ‘searching out the Land’ (Numbers 13:25). I guess we should open by explaining why. Just like He did for Israel, God has promised us rest in service to Him. The Israelites struggled to take possession of the land (Canaan) so that they never fully entered into that rest.

The Lord Jesus said “Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). In one sense, the rest He gives from sin is guaranteed. It can’t be taken away. But there is also an application of this ‘rest’ to how we serve Him, to our relationship with Him. Today, entering into His rest, taking possession of it, isn’t an automatic (with regard to service). It is something that needs to be searched out, struggled with (like Israel) – it takes discipline and an act of the Christian will. It is to do with understanding the way that God wants us to live as disciples, how He wants us to serve Him, and how He wants us to be gathered as a people for Himself – and putting that into practice. So we hope you will engage with the thoughts posted here – they are about the reality of Christian life, and taking hold of (or entering into) what God has promised us. It’s about freedom in the Son. It’s about Kingdom service. It’s about grace and truth. It’s about discipleship as discipline. It’s about discovering that ‘the river of God is full of water’ (Psalm 65:9). Let’s dive in.

  1. Diving into the “river of God” with you today. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I look forward to reading more of yours.

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