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Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Reflecting on Matthew 11:28-30. “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.”

It strikes me when I see someone overwhelmed.  I say, "Let's see how the day goes, and maybe we'll have time free up to pray over it."

The invitation is to learn from someone who is gentle and humble.  We are promised rest through that learning.  

He's the sure way to that comfort, yet as His followers we can emulate this word of scripture.

I've also been chewing on some ideas, lyrics from "The Real Me" by Natalie Grant. The question I've been asking is, "Can someone really take before I'm empty?"  I think the answer is a struggle. Yes, I can feel empty, but this is a sign that I need the Lord to fill me.  It's also a sign that I need to challenge someone to a deeper faith or to search their question out in prayer.  

Here's the beginning of "The Real Me"

Foolish heart looks like we're here again
Same old game of plastic smile
Don't let anybody in
Hiding my heartache, will this glass house break
How much will they take before I'm empty
Do I let it show, does anybody know?

The rest of the song is a prayer to let the Lord in...
for Him to see it all and do His repair work.  

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