Posted by: towngie | August 15, 2011

Application of the Fighter Verse for August 20/21

Matthew 11:28-30 (listen to the song demo above)

Come to me, all 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.”

Jesus offers us rest.  I am in need of rest.  Are you?  I am in need of a refreshing, spiritually and physically.  He offers us rest for our souls. Jesus offers us this in a way that no one else can. He created us and knows us better than anyone.  This rest is an interesting one though.  It is a rest that comes with a yoke and a burden.  I can understand this though.  We recently purchased a small farm.  The work that I do there is unlike any other.  When I am done working outside on the mower or with the chainsaw, I feel so refreshed.  I feel happy and fulfilled.  This is the rest that Christ offers us.  It is the renewal that we feel when we have done the good works that have been prepared for us.

Many of us are running through life in at a bewildering pace.  We need rest for our souls.  The place to seek that is not in idleness, but in taking on the yoke and burden of Jesus Christ.  It is in actively seeking the God who is gentle and lowly in spirit.  It is in seeking his many means of grace.  Through these, we will find true rest for our souls.

How about you?  Are you resting in Jesus?

Are you “soul weary”?

Are you in need of rest?

In what way will you seek to receive this rest from the meek and gentle Christ?

How will you use this fighter verse song in your life this week? with your spouse? your children? your family? your neighbors?

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