“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
It’s day two of loving God with ALL of our STRENGTH week here at Refocused Bible Study. Yesterday, we started the week by looking at how to depend on God’s endless energy and power for strength. Today we continue down this path of dependency on Him for strength, this time, looking at a passage where Jesus calls all who are weary to come to Him and be rejuvenated by getting away with Him.
This passage has meant so much to me over the years. It is packed with so much beauty and goodness about the Jesus’ heart to teach us how to learn unforced rhythms of grace from staying connected to Him.
“At that time Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding these things from those who think themselves wise and clever, and for revealing them to the childlike. Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way!
“My Father has entrusted everything to me. No one truly knows the Son except the Father, and no one truly knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.”
“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 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.For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
How is your workload?
Are you about to break under the weight?
If you are, come to Jesus.
Let Him teach you. Look at the Message paraphrase of this passage:
“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 rhythms 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.”
Study through his word how Jesus carried out His good work on this earth:
Jesus stayed connected to the Father, dependent on Him to carry out his mission.
Our Heavenly Father is a good father who gives us the perfect work that we were prepared ahead of time to do. When we get overwhelmed, He calls us gently to Him to be rejuvenated by His strength.
Stay connected to our Father, sister.
Get away with Jesus daily and find real rest, so you can have His strength to carry out your mission.
This is how we will love Him with all of our STRENGTH!
Here are a few ideas for you daily retreat with Jesus:
Decide where a there is a quiet space in your home to retreat to for time of prayer and focus on Him. It may even be a closet! Go there when you feel weary.
Wake up earlier than anyone else in your home and spend time in His Word and prayer.
Go on a run or walk and pray to Him while you are away.
Recognize what time of day you become weary, and give yourself permission to retreat with Jesus at that time. Don’t just pick up your phone and mindlessly scroll! If it’s a time when you can’t be alone with Him, still make it a point to listen to worship music, or listen to the Bible app read scripture out loud, etc. Commit to run to Jesus in weariness with no excuses and without perfect scenarios!
I’d love to hear when you feel weary and how you run to Jesus then or how you plan to run to Jesus then! ❤
Stay tuned for an announcement for what is next leading up to Easter!
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