Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Day Two: Exchanging the Yoke

As the deer pants for the water brooks,

So pants my soul for You, O God.

(Psalm 42:1)

Memorize:   Psalm 103

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.   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.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
(Matthew 11:28-30)

It’s hard to wrap my mind around the fact that freedom is just that: being free, without the struggle of managing food.  No obsessing about the what/when/how of diets and poundage.  Freedom!

It’s time to take on the challenge of fully trusting God to make those changes in me that I have never been able to make on my own.  He has something very precious as our reward for trusting Him:  His easy yoke to replace these chains of bondage under which we live. 


betty said...

I think in that passage the words "learn from me" are so prevalent. Learn how Jesus managed the incredible stress he was under during his public ministry. He kept his eyes focused on his Father and he knew exactly all his needs would be met.


The Brown Recluse (TBR) said...

I sure wish I was more like Jesus...but that is a huge responsibility, isn't it?

Deb Willbefree said...

"Come to Me". TBR, those words just burned into my brain this morning as I read the so familiar passage. "Come to ME." Not to food, not to pbsessive food plans (which is still for, right?), not to my strong will... Jesus said, "Come to ME."

It is to Yo, Lord, that I come.

The Brown Recluse (TBR) said...

I can't stand food plans of any kind. They are laborious and make me weary! That's why going to Him is so important to me...I've had a lifetime of proving I can't do it. So, I take my labor and heavy laden self to Him and trust that His yoke is easy, and my heavy chains I can finally relinquish...which is something I will talk about in a future post.