- Matthew 11:28 (NKJV) “Come to Me.”
Accepting this invitation is harder than you think. Matter of fact, I am afraid that many only obey when the pain is so high that they have to have relief.
To come to Jesus means you have to stop what you’ve been doing and…well go to Jesus. It means you will have to confess your sins and sinful nature (yet again) and bring them to Jesus, your Judge first and then Redeemer. It means you will have to do things His way (“Take my yoke upon you”). It will mean getting your focus off all the things you think you need to do and settle down to Jesus’ pace and His direction. (Oh, isn’t it hard to turn the wheel over to someone else when there’s somewhere you really want to go!)
Whatever your station in life, what those around you need more than anything is your own personal holiness; the moment you stop growing in that area is the moment you stop moving forward. There may still be a lot of movement, but you will only be going around in circles—stuck in the trap of your own stubborn refusal to concede Jesus’ supremacy over your life, schedule, and responsibilities.
Dear friend, the path to progress is only found by being with Jesus. Furthermore, the only hope of truly finding rest is by being with Jesus.
Stop what you’re doing! Heed the call, and go to Jesus.
New King James Version (NKJV)
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 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.