Pastor’s Corner – Summer 2012

Greetings to all my Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I am speaking to you today about rest for your tired soul.

If you are trying to lighten your load in life, the last thing you do is to take on something new and something heavy.  But that is exactly what it takes to find the rest your soul has been looking for.

Just sitting here thinking about all the things life throws at us; it is no wonder we are tired.  But I can truly say that God gives us rest for our souls.  In the book of Matthew 11:25 Jesus starts off with a prayer.  He says, I praise You Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants.  He is getting ready to tell us how to let go of the load, how to release the burden, how to get rid of the garbage.  He goes on to say in Matthew 11:26-27, Yes Father, for this way was well pleasing in Your sight.  All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, nor does anyone know he Father except the Son, and anyone to whom he Son wills to reveal Him.  In other words in Matthew 11:25, He says if you want to know the answer to life you have to become as a babe again.

He gives us three words to always remember – COME, TAKE, and LEARN.  In Matthew 11:28, He says come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.  That means come to me when the weight of life is too heavy to bear.  Now the words “weary and heavy-laden” mean when the burdens of life are controlling you so that you can’t sleep at night, you toss and turn all night long.  The book of Hebrews 4th chapter says that rest is for the people of God.  He say #1 COME to Me, and I will give you rest, then He says TAKE.  COME is the place you got to go, TAKE is something you have to do. You must come and take what God is offering you.  Oh and by the way it is free!  He says to TAKE My yoke.  A yoke is a harness; a harness connects to things together.  God wants you to hook up with Him.  He wants to be your companion in these matters.  He wants you to go through these situations of life with Him; that is if you want to find rest.

Let’s review the three words (1) COME, (2) TAKE, and the third word is very important because you can’t find rest without it, and that word is (3) LEARN.  God is always teaching us something as we go through all of life’s experiences.  Jesus is saying in Matthew 11:29, For I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls.  Matthew 11:30, For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.  Brothers and Sisters, Jesus is saying that if you come to Him, He will give you rest.  But until you take His yoke, until you learn of Him you won’t find what He gave.

What are you going through that is too heavy for you to bear alone?  Come to Him, take His yoke, and learn of Him.  God is saying, that heavy load you are carrying, I got it.

Pastor Rick

 

 

 

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