"COME TO ME, 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." Matthew 11:28-30
Such familiar words, but dig in!
Jesus goal for me: REST, not burden
Take action: COME TO JESUS, don't remain with my eyes on me, heaven forbid!
Reality: Weary and burdened......agree.
Proactive: TAKE Jesus' yoke upon me. Choose. Reach out. Bring to myself. Wear as a mantle or necklace. He is right here, by my side, bearing the weight when I give it up to His joy.
Learn: Jesus' yoke is a TEACHER. Learn from Him.
Character: Great opportunity to become more gentle and humble of heart, for that He is. he wants to teach me gentleness and humility.
Discovery: REST for my soul. My body? Maybe so or maybe not, but rest for my anxious soul.
Easy: Jesus' yoke is EASY. Really? This is easy? Oh, but not my way, but Your way Jesus. Wearing Your yoke, not the one my body wants me to display.
Burdens: its LIGHT.....Your burden. I still must carry something, haul this load, do the work. But it's not troubling. Not exhausting. It's light.
Your burden is light. You are continually helping me carry it. So I most gladly run to you Jesus. I reach out and take Your yoke upon me, every morning. This morning. I stand attentive to learn from you. To learn to wear the yoke. To learn Your presence in this. To learn gentleness and humility. to trade my burden for Yours. To discover the ease in this light burden. To find soul-rest.