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What’s your favorite?

Over the years, I have had several different “favorite” bible verses. Today my “favorite is“ come unto me , all ye who labor 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30). The Bible depicts God as the only source of true and lasting rest. The story of Israel’s ups and downs is a perfect illustration of how our walk with God produces rest. When Israel’s leaders and the bulk of her people followed God and His commands, scripture repeatedly points out that He gave the Israelites rest, meaning the nation was at peace with their neighbors and at peace with self. There is a message here for us and our nation as well as all of us and our lives.

Joe

Rest in the Lord

Is there anything disturbing your perfect rest in the Lord? What could be weighing down our awareness of God in our lives? Have you noticed that self-awareness can disturb our God awareness? To the degree that God is our all in all, we will find that He fills our cup. When we are down, He lifts us up. You are my strength when I am weak. You are the treasure that I seek. Seeking You as a precious jewel, Lord to give up I’d be a fool. You are my all in all. Jesus, Lamb of God, worthy is your name. My power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:10)

Jesus invites us: “Come unto me, all you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-29)

Try it and you’ll find it is so.

Joe

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