Exhaustion Relief

I was reading and meditating on Matthew 11:28-30. These are the notes just as a jotted them down in my journal. I pray they will be as helpful for you as they were for me.

Come—without delay

to Me—Jesus is my only Source

all—no one is ever excluded from Christ’s call

you who are weary—I feel like I have been working hard, but gaining little ground

and burdened—and my conscience is bugging me because I feel I’m falling short of what God requires

and I will—only Jesus can do this

give you resta quiet, calm, patient expectation of a better future

Take—I need to apply what Jesus says to my life right now

My yoke upon you—Christ’s power to fulfill God’s requirements

and learn from Me—I must get in the habit of doing things His way

for I am gentle—strong enough to help me, but in a way that doesn’t overwhelm me

and humble in heart—He has the perfect attitude toward our Heavenly Father, and He can show me how to live this way too

and you will find rest—an intermission from my struggles

for your souls—the real me

For My yoke is easy—virtuous and pleasant

and my burden is light—relieving my conscience from worry and guilt

Why do I wait until I am wearied and burdened before I come to Christ? Why don’t I just take His yoke upon me daily? It’s my self-imposed burdens, from trying to do things my own way, that wear me out and beat me up! O stubborn pride! that keeps me toiling away, trying to do life my way. Submit and be free, O my soul!

Weekend Thanks

I am so thankful to God for such a full and rewarding weekend!

  • We went to see Courageous on Friday. Although this was my second time seeing this movie, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. And I loved seeing how many people were attending! In fact, Courageous was fifth in the box office after only three days being out. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, go see it!
  • For my Cedar Springs friends, I found out that the Kent Theatre will be showing Courageous soon.
  • Brandon and I got to attend Lecrae’s Rehab show on Friday night. I was so blessed by the way these highly talented artists — Andy Mineo, Thi’sl, Trip Lee, and Lecrae — exalted the name of Jesus. It was unmistakable that they were there to lift up the King.
  • Saturday was Red Flannel Day in Cedar Springs. God gave us beautiful weather. And I was so proud of the way Cedar Springs represented itself what a great city!
  • And the Red Flannel parade float for Alpha Family Center that I helped build won second place in our category!
  • Life Challenge and Jeff Bonzelaar were such a blessing to Calvary Assembly of God yesterday! The testimonies of God’s grace, the powerful music, and the timely word Pastor Jeff brought were amazing!

I love walking with God that is all I need. And then He showers these special gifts on my life too?!? How blessed am I!

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