Happy Monday. I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Today will be a little more quite than usual, as I’ve decided to share someone else’s words I stumbled upon via the IF: Gathering Blog.
Every so often, they curate a list of fabulous reads. There is SO much fabulous, insightful, encouraging content on the internet and I really appreciate when someone does the work for me and brings the “best of the best” to the surface. Today, I read a fabulous post written by worship singer Christy Nockels on homes and rest.
This post probably resonated with me so much because I am both 1. weary and 2. still looking for a permanent home for my family in Virginia Beach. I encourage you to read her full post here. Below is an excerpt:
“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.” As I looked at those words, straight from my Savior, I looked back at the house from where I was standing in the cul-de- sac and knew I was home. Jesus has always led me by my heart. He knew that I was weary that day and He knew I’d be weary today. He knows my heart and my tendency to “do” instead of “be”. He knows the preacher’s kid in me will often auto-pilot to the Sunday School answer instead of reaching for the true rest that is mine today. The “yoke” I am invited into is Jesus’s way of doing life. Yes, there’s a way for us to live that He has already made for us. It might be a narrow path carved for us, but it’s like he’s saying, “look…it’s ME in the yoke with you! This is supposed to be easier than you’re making it, kiddo!”
Don’t you love that? So here’s to the start of another week. May we each find our way back into the arms of our God where we can feel at ease, relieved, and refreshed.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]
Matthew 11:28 (AMP)
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