Thankful for Jesus

If I trusted Jesus, I would relax more. I would believe my life would accomplish his goals. I would rest doing what I can, stop to dwell on what I can be thankful for, and place less pressure on myself.

“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 in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 NASB

An Opportunity for Rest

Jesus tells us that if we come to him, he will give us rest. But his next word to us is to take his yoke. Rather than pulling our plow all by our selves, we should pull his plow with him. Pulling a plow doesn’t sound like rest. An ox or a mule wears a yoke. Only when we read further do we understand. Our rest is for our souls. Jesus’ yoke is easier and lighter than our own – for which we can be thankful.

An Opportunity to Change Perspective

Furthermore, Jesus gives us the opportunity to work with him. We do work and we will. We are either working for ourselves or with Jesus. But we work with the Almighty. And he makes his burden light and his load easy. Ephesians 2:10 says that we were created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand, that we would walk in them. God planned our life to serve his purposes. We have a job. And it will be easy and light.

Thank you for serving Jesus where you are. Jesus has a job for you today. Fortunately, his work is easy and his burden is light. In addition, he gave us the opportunity to join him in the everlasting life he offers right now, working with him and doing what he asks. Thank you for listening to Jesus and doing what he says. You make your community, your family, and your workplace better every time you join Jesus.

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