Daily Devotion Tuesday, October 22

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 – Psalm 86; Lamentations 1:1-5(6-9)10-12 or Jeremiah 40:7-41:3;
1 Corinthians 15:41-50 and Matthew 11:25-30

Matthew 11:25-30 – 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father; and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

28“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Today I want you to hear Jesus’ invitation to come unto him. Many of us carry heavy burdens, be they our own burdens or burdens for others. Jesus invites us to come unto him and receive rest. So today, whatever your burdens may be take the yoke of Christ upon you and learn from him. Allow the Christ to support the majority of your load and then walk with him.

In my Psalm for today I read;

Psalm 86 – 11 Teach me your way, O Lord,
that I may walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart to revere your name.

May we turn unto the Christ learn from him, trust in him and most importantly believe in him. As we do our burdens will become lighter and we will discover the paths of peace.

In verse 27 of our reading from Matthew Jesus shows how in knowing him we can know the Father. Many people are seeking spiritual peace, peace of their soul. Many people have restless souls. It’s in knowing the Christ, knowing Jesus that the peace which surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7) can be theirs, can be ours. There a saying; “know Jesus, know peace”. I believe that to be a very true statement.

So today, what are your burdens – list them or speak them out loud. Take the yoke of Christ upon you, fully trust in him and allow him to support this heavy load and guide you on your way. The impossible becomes possible as we allow Jesus to help carry the load.

O Lord, thanks for the promise that as we trust in you, you will help us carry our burdens and that in you our soul can find peace. May it be so for us and others this very day. Amen.

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