Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Perfect Yoke

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden light." - Matthew 11:28-30

It's' the solution to my diatribe of yesterday.


(365 Day 106 Photo)

I got to my study group late tonight, having done none of the "homework", just in time to hear Beth coin this phrase to describe what's been wearing me down: "The captivity of activity."
That about sums it up.
I can trade the bricks on my back for an easy yoke. All I have to do is walk along with Him and learn. And who wouldn't want the company of Someone gentle and kind. Really kind.



What does rest look like to me?
To back out if I need to.
To rest from trying to please any person.
To rest in the fact that I really tried in situations where someone let me down, and that was all I could do.
To be still and let Him defend me.
To rest in knowing it will all be worth it one day.
To loosen my grip on my daughter and replace the control with more love.
To be good enough for Him as I am.

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