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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Learning To Be At Home In God's Rest

In review of Matthew 11:28 it says, “If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest.”

Bottom Line:
Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.

What this means to me:
When I find myself being tired from carrying a heavy load or burden, I need to turn to Jesus. He promises to help me get the right perspective and to give me rest.  Without Jesus in my life, peace becomes difficult. Jesus offers something incredible, he tells me that, “If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28 CEV). What can be better than that!  It’s quite the opposite to what the world would think.  They would think it means to come to God is to subcomb to rules, regulations, restrictions, rituals and religion. But in reality God doesn’t say any of those things. He says, “Come home to me, and I will give you rest.” The reason I become so tired and stressed out is because I try to live life on my own power. God never meant for me to do that.  The Bible says, “He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless” (Isaiah 40:29 NLT).  So when I start feeling down, anxious, fatigued or worried, I need to come home. Home to God. He’s the one who made and created me, who’s watches every moment of my life, who knows everything about me and still loves me, who forgives me and says, “Come home to my peace and strength.” When I do that, I’ll have real peace of mind.


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