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Length of Days - Search for Freedom

Monday, September 2, 2013


"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)

Today is the day most of us rest from our labor. Some may climb a rocky mountain face; others could relax in front of a favorite football team. Whatever the activity, it is a departure from the norm, a step away from the usual, and therefor it rests the mind.

Matthew 11 tell us, when we feel burdened or weighted down, we have a Savior who will link with us and share the load evenly. It tells us we will find rest for our souls. And, it says He will not bring added problems, for His burden is light and the yoke we wear to be paired with him is easy to carry.

When college freshmen go home for Christmas break, a huge percentage of them will catch a cold, because when they relax - they relax everything - including their immune system. Let us all relax today, either on a mountain top, a golf course, or the recliner in the TV room. But, let us deliberately pause in prayer to thank the Lord God for carrying our burden with us and link our heart, mind and body to His. What a day we will have - sharing joy with the Lord! Let us pray:

"Holy Father, love divine, please restore this soul of mine. Bring heaven to my heart that I may know you as the angels do now. There is so much pain and anger around the beautiful blue world you have given us. You parted the veil to the Holy of Holies when our Lord Jesus went back to you. Now we ask that you lift the cloud of not knowing to reveal your love to the entire world, that this madness of anger and killing may stop. We love you Lord and we know that your love can conquer all the hate. Only you can calm the riots and whisper peace in the heart of everyone. Forgive us when we forget to pray for your love to mend fences and heal souls. May this day of departure from work, be a day of prayer for this world of yours. In the name of Jesus, the Christ of the whole world, we pray. Amen"

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Copyright 2013 Doris Gaines Rapp
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