Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What's on Your Mind '09? - Rest for the weary edition

What's on Your Mind '09? is a blog carnival Shane started to challenge writers and encourage conversation. This week, Shane has asked us to talk about how we put Matthew 11:28-30 into practice in our every day lives.
This passage states, 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.
I used to think this passage was about being weary and burdened by daily "stuff" and "to do" lists. But I recently heard a sermon at church that really helped me understand. Rather than re-writing it, today for What's on Your Mind, I want to invite you to have a listen. It's long - but so worth it!

The Greatest Words Ever Spoken - Rest for the Spiritually Stressed from TrinityWired Productions on Vimeo.

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luvmy4sons said...

This was a good message...His burden is light...I found so much freedom when I learned to REST in Him...still learning...But I also found freedom from some of the legalistic things I was raised with...I liked this message...and it took me many years to truly understand this verse in the way He speaks of it...what is ironic is that it took me NOT resting and adding to my own burden for me to learn it! And sometimes I return to striving...I am so glad He always brings me back to His rest! So glad we do not need to earn our savlation! But that we work out of our love for Him!