Take a Load Off!

restI recently took some vacation time, if you can call it that. I made a list of all the things I wanted to accomplish on the very first day! This is but a small sample of what the Spirit’s changing in me – the ability to rest.
Did you know that there are 21 Hebrews alone for rest? You read that right, 21 different words to convey the idea of not working or taking a load off. You think God is trying to tell us all something here?
Jesus said, “Come to Me all you who labor and I will give you rest.” He makes this statement in the context of two oxen working together. How do work and rest go together? It comes down to why you do what you do. Is it to get something done to feel good about yourself or doing something because Jesus asked you to do it with Him?
You take a load off your shoulders by doing what you do with Him in His power. (He doesn’t need you to do anything for Him – He’s God!) Jesus also said, “My sheep hear My voice and follow Me because they love Me.” A labor of love is a whole lighter than a labor of endless got-to-dos.
Take all the stuff you’re stressing about and tell Jesus He can have them all. Then ask Him, “What’s the one thing You want me to do, right now, with You?” Then focus on exercising that one thing by faith Spirit empowered with each moment.
This brings rest. So, take a load off and simply enjoy your Jesus right now!
Set Fre“E” Nowww

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