Matthew 11:29: “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
These days many of God’s children are not on fire with the Lord and feel that their Christian life is a very tiring life and is taking up a lot of energy. Many became lukewarm and their hearts have become cold toward the Lord and the church.
This happens because they think of themselves as Christians, but do not have or enjoy a personal relationship with Jesus. Walking with the Lord should not make us weary, instead we should feel refreshed. Our energy should be restored and our passion should be burning for the Lord.
The Word of God in Matthew 11:28 says, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” So, if we come to the Lord and have a personal relationship with Him, we will not be weary. The Lord will take away our weariness and burdens from our lives. His presence will give us rest and peace.
Weariness may also be experienced when we serve the Lord in the local church or other places. This happens when we fully depend on ourselves when serving the Lord. We see ministry as a job, not a journey with the Lord. When we do not see ministry as a journey, we will easily feel dry and fragile. We will become weary and would easily give up when we are challenged.
On the other hand, if we see ministry as a journey, we will flow together with the Lord. Whatever happens in the ministry, we know that the Lord is with us and He is even serving together with us. Our Spirit will continue to be on fire and we will walk from grace to grace.
As we approach the second coming of Jesus, let us continue to increase our personal relationship with the Lord so that we can always be on fire and passionate for Him and His work. Make sure that we are walking on the path God wants us to walk on and live in His calling.
The Word of God in Revelation 3:11 says, “Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown.” Maranatha, Jesus is coming soon.
Source: hs/Publishing Team, IBC Church