Resting in Jesus – Delighting in Jesus
The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
I read this great quote recently: Christ is not only a remedy for your weariness and trouble, but he will give you an abundance of the contrary, joy and delight. They who come to Christ, do no only come to a resting-place after they have been wandering in a wilderness, but they come to a banqueting-house where they may rest, and where they may feast. They may cease from their former troubles and toils, and they may enter upon a course of delights and spiritual joys. – Jonathan EdwardsIsn’t this a fitting quote? Let us compare this to God’s word:
Come to Me, all you who are weary 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 shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
What is burdening you as you pause in your day to read these words? Have you tried releasing it to the Father? The One who knows your precious frame? I know there is still work for you to do, but if you take the yoke of Jesus Christ upon you, he will be the stronger of the two of you. He will guide you. He will make sure that every row you furrow is effective, straight, and deep, and yes, light. You see, he knows the work, he knows the field, and he knows what is best for you in all circumstances. Where have you been ignoring his still, small voice? He is a gentleman, my friend. If you continue to ignore him he will not stand in your way and shout, but as you harden your heart and move away from his good counsel, over time you will cease to hear that precious counsel. Stop and listen to him. His yoke is easy and his burden light.