“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
We are all familiar with the verses for today. But how many of us actually apply them to our daily lives? At times, when we work and work so hard, it is time for us to rest at the feet of Jesus. We may response by saying, “But I don’t have the time to rest. I have so much to do and I am already behind on what I need to do.” It is true. We have lots of things to do. But we cannot afford not to rest. Studies have shown that rest rejuvenates us. And when we are rejuvenated, our productivity increases.
To some people, rest may seem a waste of time. But it is not. Rest is a time that we can get replenished and refreshed so we can have more energy to do more later. If our Heavenly Father rested after taking six days to create the earth, how much more should we rest. And how much more should we rest specially if we are tired and burdened with finances, work, etc. We need to release life’s stress in our body by resting. Resting in the presence of God will give us peace from our stress. It will give us an opportunity to commune with God and hear from Him. So, my encouragement today for us is to rest and soak in the presence and Glory of God.
Father in Heaven, help us to rest at Your feet. Help us to cast all our burdens at the foot of the cross. Give us Your peace and speak to us about the direction of our lives. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.