I've been so inspired by the blogging community. So much truth, creativity, growth, joy. I've decided to start a new series called dwell featuring inspiration by other bloggers in their faith by having them share a verse and how God is using it in their life right now. I have always been captivated by the word dwell. It gives me this image of resting in His love and staying there, dwelling in truth and peace. Enjoy, for the next few weeks or months or however long, some insight from your blogging friends :)
ps if you would like to contribute, I would love to have you, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
“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 will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -- Matthew 11:28-30
This verse has been one I've been resting in since the summer. I've been saying this to myself everyday since then: "my burden is LIGHT" : life should not feel hard... The burden that the Lord is going to give me is light, not heavy or stressful. If I am truly taking my direction from Him it will be all things from Him that I carry, so all things should be light! This is such comfort to me. Now every time I am doing something that seems heavy, I ask myself, who am I doing this task for? If it's not for the Lord, then I need to switch how I'm doing it or not do it at all.
The first part of the verse is also so comforting, all he asks of us is to come. "Come and surrender it all, give me your crap and I will take it upon myself". The hard piece in that is giving up the control, which is something I struggle with. When I logically think about it I just wonder WHY it's so hard. It should be easy, someone is willing and asking to take from me the stress of my life, I should want to give it over to Him willingly. This, I am working on every day and am SO thankful for this promise that I am given.
What are your thoughts on this verse? How is it speaking to you today?