it always amazes me how God works, through prayer. It shouldn't; because this is the Maker of the universe, in whom I place my total faith - it shouldn't surprise me that He is able to fulfill His promises to me...and yet, here we are.
last night, after a busy couple of days, I just sat down to read God's word & pray. the breath I took when I sat down there was a heavy, tired one; I knew before doing anything else, even before reading the Word, I needed to pray. After spending time sat down with the Lord just, conversing, sharing & laying out my heart; my burdens and weariness were lifted from me. It sounds so typical of a Christian to word it that way, but I truly felt lighter as I left all of those things at God's feet.
That's what He is here for, to make our burden easier.
Matthew 11:28 - "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden & I will give you rest."
John 10:10 - "...I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full".
Come to Jesus, rest in Him & allow Him to take your burden (your stress, worries, tiredness...) away. He didn't die on the cross so that we could have many verses to quote, or so that we would spend our days tired & stressed out.... He came, He lived, He died... so that we could live life to the fullest! Leave your burdens, leave your weariness in His worthy hands and see what He will do with them... He will remove them from you, He will (He DID) take them upon Himself and allow you to be free...
I'm so very thankful for my time in prayer last night, as it reminded me of how very strong & capable my Lord is. I'm so thankful for a time of rest with the King of the universe...
I wake up today feeling refreshed and ready for the week. Ready to be sensitive to God's calling me & to go where He wants me to go. Ready to live life to the full, with all last week's stresses in the rear view mirror, rather than piling up on my dashboard.
Chris Rice wrote:
"Weak & wounded sinner, lost and left to die; oh raise your head for Love is passing by.
Come to Jesus, come to Jesus & live...
now your burden's lifted and carried far away, His precious blood has washed away the stain...
so sing to Jesus, sing to Jesus, sing to Jesus & live."
It goes on to say that in every situation, come to Jesus... & I agree. Today, just come to Jesus for everything you need, rest, encouragement, love, forgiveness...come to Jesus!