Dear Precious Friends,
On this Fill our Soul Sunday, in the midst of all that is happening in our world, it is more important than ever that we give the Lord our burdens in exchange for His peace. This visual is exactly what will happen when we rest in Him.
Scripture describes a great exchange of our burdens for the peace of God. Jesus said in
Matthew 11:28-30, “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.”
We have a God who loves us so much that He offers to take our burdens off your own shoulders, place them on His, and give us peace in return. Where does our life feel heavy? Where do we feel buried under the burdens of the world? God offers us His peace today if we will take some time to align ourselves with him and “yoke” ourself to the teaching of Jesus.
We serve a God who doesn’t want us to live even one day burdened. Every day, we can wake up and choose to yoke ourselves to our heavenly Father and His word.
Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”
This is my life verse. I love the reminder that we are to align our mind with what He says about us—casting off every opinion other than His. Align our day with the leading of the Holy Spirit, and receive the anointing and power He longs to bring into every situation.
God says, “My yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” If we choose God first today and choose to obey His word, then “you will find rest for your souls.”
Whatever area of our life needs rest today... the part of our heart that needs peace and ease...What area of your life needs rest today? He’s waiting right now to meet with you, to offer you his yoke. Let him take your burdens, fears, and stress. Our fragile frame wasn’t meant to bear such pressure. Come underneath God’s teaching today, align your thinking with his, and let the cares of the world fall off as you live in light of the teaching of Jesus.