In Matthew 11:28-29 it says:

 

‘Come to me all you who are heavy 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.’ [NIV]

 

The society that we live in seems to promote the ‘busy hectic life’ and the ‘if you are not doing, you should at least be striving to be doing’ - but what are the implications for a busy life? And where or how can we find rest?

Jesus was the ultimate example of busyness, never a dull moment for him as he taught, healed, travelled, socialised, ate and slept. Yet Jesus had such an inner peace, that came from time alone with His Father. Special times with His ‘Dad’ enabled Him to recharge his batteries and be filled with the Holy Spirit in order to continue His purpose here on earth. A purpose that enables us all to have eternal life, and that same inner peace that Jesus demonstrated.

 

God encourages us to come to Him ‘as we are’, whether that be deeply burdened or consumed by busyness or weary. He asks us to give Him our troubles and our heart, so that he can hold them in His hands and gently give us His rest and peace. Will you give God your heart today?

 

Prayer:

Our dear Lord Jesus, thank you that you know all my needs each day, help me to trust you for the essentials of life. May I seek your living waters; your life giving food; your presence; and a place of sanctuary in your arms. Lord I surrender my heart, my soul, my mind, my all to you today, so that I may know your infinite love. Amen

 

Heidi Timms
m2o Church Rugby - St. Matthew & St. Oswald

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