God’s Word: Read Matt.11:1-30
I pray that when you came to the end of the chapter you got a smile on your face. Read this paraphrase of verses 28-30 from the Message Bible and imagine the Lord Jesus saying this words directly to you…
[Your name]____________ Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me- watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.
Have you ever been tired doing good? Did you know that all of us who serve God & follow Him in one way or another get tired? I know we get tired sometimes serving God because it never ends or sometimes we focus on what we are doing instead of who we are serving. We focus on the labor not on the Lord. God’s word says, “Looking unto Jesus, the author & finisher of our faith”. I also begin to get tired when I doubt that my work for God is making a difference.
There’s good news! The Lord Jesus promises we rest when we surrender our lives to Him, when we slow down & hang out with Him. It’s an undeniable truth that we become who we hang around…. What kind of people do you hang around? Keep company with Jesus & your life will change…. That’s a promise!