Monday, 13 September 2010

A Sunday Message Monday

Moving away from the stress.

Stress is so common amongst westerners that there is no wonder there are so many specialists and self-help books.  And they all tell us the same thing, in order to de-stress your self you have to…

That’s where Jesus differed from the chattering classes of his day. He did not say you have to…he said to those who had heavy burdens, heavy hearts if you like, stress in their lives that was wearing them down, worries that were eating away at them, he said “come to me and I will give you rest. Do what I tell you. Learn what I teach you. I am gentle. I am not proud.  Then your hearts will rest, for what I tell you to do is easy, what I give you to carry is not heavy.” Matthew 11:28-30 Worldwide English (New Testament) Version

Maybe you know this version better:
“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30 KJV

In other words you don’t have to do it all yourself, go to the Lord in prayer and ask him to help you.  All those of us who are weary and burdened do not have to de-stress ourselves alone, we have been given the opportunity of the Gospel to go to Jesus.   Ask him for help.  He will help you.

Ask the Lord to help you with the things that are going on in your life.  Maybe you are holding on to things that are burdensome and weighing you down.  Ask the Lord to take them from you, direct yourself towards the Gospel.

Remember to treat others as you would have them treat you!

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