Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Looking for rest?

Matthew 11:28-30- "Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

Good morning everyone and welcome to Sunday! I have to admit that yesterday was a tough day for me but thank you Jesus for giving me three great boys who saw I was struggling and made the effort all day to make me laugh and get my mind on other things. I am so blessed with the family that God has given me! Thank you Josh, Derek, and Tyler so much for the fun time yesterday; I love you three very much! :)

Ok, now as we look at this passage this morning, I think about how much better and stress free our lives would be if we could live all the time by this passage. We are to take His yoke (authority), learn His ways, and by doing this we will find the rest for our souls that we so desire! Sounds too simple right? Doing this simple process alone couldn't really bring us peace in our lives right? There must be more too it. Nope, sure isn't! Look everyone, sometimes we make this journey we are on with Christ way more complicated than it really is. Sure, the Bible is a big book and there are lots of teaching and ways of Christ that we are to learn, but isn't that part of this 3 sentence passage that Jesus has given us this morning? Satan does everything in his limited power to keep us spinning and thinking that there has got to be more things that we have to do to please God and bring peace to our lives. If you study the Bible long enough, you will come to realize this simple fact about God and His Word; most times, the most important things that God has to say to us are in the shortest passages. This is for a reason my Brothers and Sisters; coming to peace with God is not a complicated process, it is however one that you must do on your own and be on your initiative. Most people, Christians included, try and bring peace to their lives by "things" or relationships and still they feel empty. As I tell my Princess all the time; as much as I love her, I will at some point let her down. So her ultimate trust and peace in her life must be not with me but with Christ! He alone gives us the peace and security that we so desire in our lives.

Friends, His burden is light this morning, because He allowed the burden of all our lives to be put on Him at the Cross. He took all our sin, our pain, our suffering, and our hopelessness and put in on Himself so we could be free of it! Don't we owe it to our Lord to finally come to Him this morning for that peace that He offers us? Don't we owe it to Him to take His yoke upon us and learn from Him all that He wants to teach us? Let us put our suffering and depression and burden firmly where it belongs; at the foot of the Cross, and let's get moving for the Kingdom, Amen? :) God Bless everyone!

Your Brother in Christ,
Pastor David .
Narrow Road Ministries- A Return to Truth

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