Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Jesus is our safe place


Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

Those words have been read, shouted and shared in so many places and in many ways through the years I have been a Christian, yet they hold truth that each of us need to be reminded of.  Don’t miss an opportunity to remind those around you of all God is for each of us.

SAFE PLACE

Our God offers safety to each of His children.  We are God’s kids because we are made by His and saved by Him.  Further, He offers shelter, warmth, safety and peace in His presence.  I hate to see people who live in places where there is no safety.  They constantly live in a mess and with trouble.  They live in fear.

With God faith replaces fear.  The first concept of these verses says “come to me”.  Come to God because He is our safe place.  I need that.  How about you?

BURDENS

We all have them.  Even daily we deal with little ones, big ones and all in between.  What are we going to do with them?  Alone we will sink.  With help we can do better.  With God’s help burdens change.  They might leave us.  They might stay but give us perspective.

God says that our burdens are His deal and not ours.  Literally exchange ours for His.  That is a big deal.  When we worry less, we will trust Him more.  I need that.  How about you?

TEACH US

There are many more points to these verses, but we can learn from God.  Just like the disciples learned from Jesus, we must learn.  We learn to deal with stress.  We learn to rest when most people are stressed.  His way, His plan and His burden is light.  He didn’t say easy. 

With God our lives are difference.  Our passion will be different.  Our path with be different.  Our purpose will be evident.  But until we find ourselves coming to God, we will not know His best and His will for our lives.  I need that.  How about you?

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