“Go To Him” By Kirk Hunt
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Matthew 11:28 NKJV
This simple and absolute promise seems too easy. Show up where Jesus is and I get relief? That’s it?
We keep thinking there’s a catch. There must be more to it than that. Sometimes, we re-read the verse looking for all of the missing clauses and conditions. Somebody must have left something out.
You probably need His rest more than you know. Ask around. Listen graciously.
I must confess there is usually a big obstacle. I knew it. You have to be obedient and present yourself to Him. Me?
He loves you. Just the way you are. He’s asking for you. Go to Him.
Rest is different from release. The weight in your pack will remain the same. What will change is your ability to carry the load. Your attitude and spirit will become transformed.
Christian men and women work hard. Often, harder than unbelievers, yet we live under the same conditions as the unredeemed. The difference is our response. We reply through His grace and in His joy.
Maybe you are doing too much. It could be you are pursuing the wrong goal. Perhaps you have the wrong attitude about the entire affair. Go to Him.
His Love reaches out to you. His Joy will restore you. His Presence will give you rest, heavy pack and all.
Think: He promises me rest. I should take Him up on His promise.
Pray: “Father-God, help me to rest in You, per Your promises.”
Copyright © May 2015, Kirk Hunt
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