Someone handed me a quote (source unknown) that said:

“We do not enter into God’s Rest because we are continually striving to sanctify the wilderness experience.”

In other words, we are often living in rebellion to God’s Word and yet wanting Him to bless and prosper us in our disobedience.

The children of Israel failed to enter into the Promise Land even though God had said He would give it to them! Only Caleb and Joshua said that they could conquer the land and the other 10 spies convinced the people of God that the land could not be conquered.

Let me assure you of this: God has already given us His Word and the Holy Spirit to conquer the lies of this world and of Satan that say that you cannot be effective doing biblical counseling! He says you can share His Word and the Holy Spirit will do the rest!

So be bold in your faith and preach the Gospel to those who desperately need to hear it and be saved so that they may enter into God’s Rest for them!

-Mark (glad this is the message of biblical counseling!)