Monday, September 30, 2013

Free to Let GO

"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 shall find rest unto your souls."
~Matthew 11:28-29

"COME UNTO ME."  This is such a simple yet difficult command to follow.  I have labored diligently for the past month and a half to what some would think would be to no avail.  It was difficult, time consuming work that did often leave me heavy laden at times wondering how I would make it.  The beginning of the end came when I just gave everything up to God in exhaustion.  I was done.  I had had enough, but for some reason I pulled it together to give two more weeks worth and neglected God in the process.  God was working the whole time and brought everything together in his perfect time.

"I WILL GIVE YOU REST."  God promises to give us rest for our weariness if we come.  We must first be willing to come.  In my case, God took the source of the weariness out of my life which allows me to come and get the rest that he promises.

"LEARN OF ME."  This indicates a knowledge or sense of relationship.  God wants me to get to know Him and has given me a wonderful opportunity to do just that.  I pray that I do not squander this time, and that I will learn of His meekness and His heart and find the rest that he promises.