“Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28–30)

Rest in Him (2)

Jesus commands us to love each other (John 15:12). If we accept this commandment as Jesus’ “yoke”, He promises to teach us to be more like Him. He promises that we will become more gentle and humble. He tells us that we will find rest in Him.

Those who follow Jesus’ commandment entirely, who let Jesus’ yoke rest on them without resistance, will find the burden they must bear to be light. In the gentle pressure of this yoke they will receive the strength to walk the right path without becoming tired. Where will the call to discipleship lead those who follow it? What decisions and painful separations will it entail? We must take this question to Him who alone knows the answer. Only Jesus Christ, who asks us to follow him, knows where the path will lead. But we know that it will be a path full of mercy beyond measure. Discipleship is pure joy.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
Lead me in your truth, and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all day long. Psalm 25:4–5

To become a disciple is not just to believe in Jesus, it is also to follow Him – not just while we’re at church on the weekend, but everyday, in everything we do. At work, at play, at home – no matter where we are, we need to live as if Jesus was standing right next to us. When we accept the “yoke” of loving each other, we invite Christ to live not beside us, but within us! That truly becomes rest for our souls!


Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ!”

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12 Comments on “REST FOR OUR SOULS!”

  1. Donna Says:

    I Also Love Psalm 91:1&2
    Whoever Dwells In The Shelter Of The Most High Will Rest In The Shadow Of The Almighty. I Will Say Of The Lord You Are My Refuge, My Fortress, My God In Whom I trust!


  2. Denise Says:

    These devotions are perfect and so much needed for our workplace.  Thank you!

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone


  3. dsimpsonj Says:

    Reblogged this on DJ Simpson Blog and commented:


  4. Five smoothies and one cuppa!! Take care and God Bless. :-). Kenny. T


  5. So true. Living all out for Him! Love this post. 🙂


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