Com to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I wil give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me…and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” –Matthew 11:28-30
In the earyly days of my walk with the Lord, I was very enthisiastic and eager to serve Him, so I signed up for everything that seemed even remotely interesting to me. One result of it all was that I quickly discovered what I was anointed to do.
Because of my busy life, I wasn’t spending time with God on a regular basis. I was doing good things for God, but somehow ignoring Him in the process. As a result, I often spent time feeling furstrated because I was doing works of the flesh.
“Works of the flesh” are things we do without God’s power flowing through us. They are difficult, they drain us, and they produce no joy or fulfullment. They are often good things, but not “God things.”
People can literally get burned-out on religious activity as they struggle to serve God in their own strength. But Jesus didn’t die for us to have ceaseless activity…He died so that we could be one with with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Do you need to cut out some works of the flesh today to truly be with God?
From the book “Promises for our everday lives”