Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Daily devotional: Rest from our burdens

Scripture
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."
Matthew 11:28-30 NLT

Observation
Jesus offers us not added burdens and requirements, but rest and relief from the weight that is on our shoulders. He does give us a yoke and burden to carry, but it is light and it comes with the indwelling Holy Spirit who empowers us.

Application
Let Jesus Christ control me. Let go of my burdens and instead trust Him and experience His rest.

Prayer
Lord, this morning I didn't sense the need for this message, but tonight it is exactly what I needed to be reminded of. You are awesome and worthy of all praise! To God be the glory! I gladly exchange my burdens for your rest and your yoke. Please teach me. I love you!

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