Tonight is one of those daya where demands of the day and concerns of the season really weighs in on the heart and mind. I find myself once again tossing in bed till the wee hours. Business is great and we love what we do but beyods that, family comes first =)
I'm pretty sure we can identify with this at times Amidst what we know with our minds, the feelings are real. I encourage us (by the grace of God) to lead our hearts to the obedience of Jesus, His finished work at the cross and to trust in His love and timing for us.
God brought to mind *Matthew 11:28-30*
*28* *Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.*
*29* *Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.*
*30* *For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."*
We are encouraged to put on the "sweet yoke of Jesus" and to live the "heavenly way of life and happiness". Jesus also says his "burden is light". There's a story of a man who once met a boy carrying a smaller crippled lad on his back. "That's a heavy load you are carrying there," exclaimed the man. "He ain't heavy; he's my brother!" responded the boy. No burden is too heavy when it's given in love and carried in love. Jesus offers us a new kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy. In his kingdom sins are not only forgiven but removed, and eternal life is poured out for all its citizens. This is not a political kingdom, but a spiritual one. The yoke of Christ's kingdom, his kingly rule and way of life, liberates us from the burden of guilt and from the oppression of sin and hurtful desires. Only Jesus can lift the burden of sin and the weight of hopelessness from us. Jesus used the analogy of a yoke to explain how we can exchange the burden of sin and despair for a burden of glory and yoke of freedom from sin. The yoke which Jesus invites us to embrace is his way of grace and freedom from the power of sin.
*Question* Do we trust in God's love and submit to his will and plan for your life?
I find myself having to answer that question each day, with faith that's way smaller than a mustard seed, I do 😂
"Heavenly Father, thank you for your unconditional love for us this day. Anchor in us a new heart that is tender and warm with your grace. Help us to exchange the yoke of rebellion for the yoke of submission to your holy and loving word. Set us free from self-occupation, ignorance and rebellious pride and fill our eyes with more of you each day, your unmerited favor and loving kindness. In You we find our answer, in You we rest. In Jesus name Amen.
Have a rested and beautiful day ahead beloved! His wisdom and favor guard you today 🙂