Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 NKJV
Jesus always spoke in ways people could understand. He used examples from everyday living. Jesus spoke like one of the people He came to save. He also spoke in parables so people who were not interested in hearing would not understand.
The Lord said; “Seek Me in the morning, learn to walk in My ways.” Jesus wants us to make getting to know Him a priority. Spending time with Jesus should be the first thing we do every morning.
How can we get to know the Lord? How can we spend time with Him in the morning? It starts with prayer. It does not have to be formal. We do not have to get on our knees. We do not need to follow a pattern or formula. We don’t even need to flatter the Lord!
The second way to spend time with the Lord is to interact with the scriptures. God wants us to meditate on His Word. He wants to speak to us through His Word. He wants the scriptures to raise questions in our minds. He wants us to search His Word for answers.
When Jesus says “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me” He is saying He wants us to be joined together with Him. A yoke is an attachment put on the necks of two oxen. It is used so the strength of both oxen can be used for one purpose.
Jesus wants us to be yoked together with Him so we can walk with Him. He wants us to be joined together so we can be like Him.
Jesus does not place religious burdens on people that make it impossible to find peace with God. He does not place heavy burdens on people that keep us from the love of God. He does not ask us to jump through religious hoops or commit great acts of sacrifice.
Jesus is gentle and offers sweet rest for our souls!
Jesus said; “Come to me” to people who labored long and hard to support their families. He was calling people who labored under a heavy burden placed on them by a legalistic religious system to rest in Him!
Jesus still says “Come to me.” Jesus can give your soul the sweet rest you need.
If you are heavy burdened from the fast pace and uncertainty of life Jesus is saying Come to Me for My yoke is easy and My burden is light. His burden is light because He does all the heavy lifting for us!
Jesus loves you. Seek Him in the morning. Learn to walk in His ways.
Find your way to the lover of your soul! Be yoked together with Jesus today!
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