Monday, October 15, 2007

To those who are weary and burdened…

Are you tired?

Are you sick and tired of 'trying harder'?

Are you at the end of your rope?

Are you carrying a heavy load of 'perfectionism'?

Are you frustrated?

Have you tried all the 'tricks and tips' of religion?

Are you tired of meeting the 'ministry needs'?

Have you realized that you can't make everybody happy?

Are you tired of judging and finding fault in others?

Have you realized yet that no matter how harder you try people still find fault in you?

Have you tried and failed to follow all the 'biblical principles' your church taught?

Have you realized that the harder you try the harder you fall?

Are you tired of feeling guilty?

Are you fearful?

Jesus has good news for you!

Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." – Mathew 11:28

There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God's rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. - Hebrews 4:9-10

Jesus is saying 'STOP trying'!. Simply rest in His all sufficiency!

Yes! Rest. Rest. Rest. Enter in to the Sabbath (Special) rest. Stop and Rest!!!

Just Rest! Believe Him! Relax and Rest!

He says.. Come unto me! I will give you rest! Do you believe it? Can you believe it?


Joel Brueseke said...

Very great points here! I was going to focus on one or two that stuck out to me, but they are all really great reminders about the difference between living a performance based life and living life by resting in Christ.

Bino B. Manjasseril said...

Thanks Joel!

Sometimes I get burdened by seeing the people those who are burdened by religion :)
This post was the result of such a burden.