When I woke up this morning these well known words came into my mind… ‘Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.’ Here believers are told not to fear and why,
Part seven ‘For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.’ Some say that God never gives us more than we can bear but I disagree, I think He does BUT He never gives us more than we can bear through Him, with His grace and help. ‘Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: Here
Part six ‘For I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.’ What a beautiful description of Jesus! ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye
Part five ‘… and learn of me’ ‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me’ Friends this coming and following Jesus doesn’t just join us into an eternal union with Him, He also wants us to learn from Him day by day. Jesus wants us to learn greater and greater depths of God’s goodness and holiness, justice and mercy.
Part 4 ‘Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me’ The word translated here as ‘take’ also means to lift up, bear, carry, to take upon oneself and carry what has been raised up. The rest we’ve been looking at comes as we’re yoked or joined together with Christ. When His desires become our desires and His ways our
Part 3 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. This invitation to come to Him that Jesus gives is to weary, burdened souls. ‘Ye that labour,’ comes from the Greek word – kopiao – to feel fatigue, toil, be wearied, labour with wearisome effort, exhausted. ‘Are heavy laden’ – phortizo
Part 2 Continued from yesterday… Who are these needy souls to come to? ‘Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest….’ Jesus doesn’t just say come, He says says come unto ME! Come UNTO me. Draw near, come right close, don’t stand lingering at a distance but come unto Jesus Friend.
It’s so good to be back posting after my break 😊 I had some lovely times with God as I studied and meditated on His word during those weeks, especially the time I spent looking at the well known verses at end of Matt 11 phrase by phrase and thought I’d share a few thoughts with you on it this
This blog is a combination of four days Instagram posts… Part One It’s easy to become so familiar with well known scriptures that we don’t really pause to take them in. I wanted to share with you today something that I do when I really want to take a verse in and that’s to read it putting the emphasis on
Just days before Jesus gave up His life on the cross He was in Simon the leper’s house having a meal with His disciples when a woman came in. She had with her ‘an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head.’ You probably know the story well, Judas and the disciples are critical, see it
I couldn’t sleep early this morning and as I lay there wrestling through some things in prayer the birds began to sing. So I got up, bundled up in a couple of blankets and watched the morning come. First the blackbirds sang and then as it got lighter more and more birds joined in the chorus of praise to their
Jesus ‘must needs go through Samaria.’ Jesus needs to go through Samaria, why? Because there were many souls in Samaria to be saved and blessed. Friends, we must needs go through certain things in our lives, often hard things, why? Because God knows we NEED them! We sin, we fall, we wander, we get lukewarm and God in His love
Friend, cast your burden upon the LORD and He SHALL keep you, He WILL maintain you in His way, He WILL abide in you and you in Him by sweet experience.
Cast your burden on Him and He SHALL bear you up, hold you and carry you through. He WILL nourish you soul and provide everything you need to live a life of obedience that glorifies Him….
There are times when our lives, those things going on, decisions we have to make, our spiritual state, so many things, feel overwhelming. But where does this overwhelm lead you Friend? Do you cry out with David?… ‘From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is
There are so many emotions in the Christian’s pathway. We may be going through this day feeling overwhelmed… BUT GOD! Or maybe there’s something ahead that you dread… BUT GOD! Or you feel so worthless and sinful… BUT GOD! Or the storm rages around you and you fear you’ll drown… BUT GOD! Or you feel such a failure… BUT GOD!