Friday, January 29, 2010

Today's Daily Devotional

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

04/20/09 God will give you rest. “Anapauo” is the Greek word used here for “give rest”. The definition is amazing! In essence, this phrase means that Jesus makes us stop moving or working so that we can recover and collect our strength. He refreshes us. He quiets us. He calms us. He stops us from fighting and kicking and struggling. When we recognize our weariness or burden, we run to Him. And then what? He holds us. He makes us sit a spell with Him. He pours peace over us. Zephaniah 3:17 says that the Lord quiets us with His love. He stops our struggling against Him by loving us. He renews our strength. He actually exchanges His own strength for our weakness! Isn’t that a beautiful thought? Are you allowing Jesus the opportunity to give you rest? Why don’t you take Him up on it right now?

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