Come to the place. The invitation reads, “Come weary, bring your burdens.” We qualify! This is the place we were made to go and this is how we come. The only place we will ever find the acceptance and peace we long for is found here, Jesus. Come now, no need to wait! #truth #jesuslives #godwithus #abundantlife #jesuslovesyou #jesuslovesyou #comeasyouare DIGGING DEEPER:I am captured by the invitations from Jesus to COME. The qualifications are never burdensome. Every one hits the heart and comes with honest questions. These questions are easy to answer, aren’t they? ~ Are you weary? Are you heavy laden? (Matthew 11:28-29) We cannot lie, we are. Jesus desires us to come unpack our burdens and to leave … Continue readingAre You Weary?
“I wait expectantly.” (Psalm 5:3) What if we were more expectant? What if we approached life like the book “I Spy” and we looked more intently for the Lord’s hand? What if His presence in the present is the answer? Maybe it’s during a fight we are in and we look and find a “gentle answer” and the fight is over. (Proverbs 15:1) We can tell Him, “Lord, You were right, it really does work. We are in this together.” Or maybe it’s when we come up against something hard and we look and find the Lord’s strength and a nugget of peace. We can give thanks, “Lord, I knew You’d never leave me.” Or it might be when we … Continue reading“I spy” – Do You?
“Faith is being sure of what we hope for & certain of what we do not see.” (AND DESPITE WHAT WE SOMETIMES FEEL) (Hebrews 11:1) Although I made this video months back, I continually have to return to the message. I know we’re all in the same boat on this one. Let’s fight our feelings and lean harder into faith. Chasing our feelings will wreck us, chasing Jesus and what He says will settle us. We must acknowledge our feelings and then we must take them and hold them up against the Truth of God’s Word. Peace to you. As you wrestle and I do too, the truth is ~ WE CAN BE SURE THAT GOD IS FOR US & … Continue readingFaith Over Feelings
Are we resting? To rest is to abide, to stay in the same place, to remain. True rest can only be found by remaining on the chest of the Good Shepherd. Have you laid your head here? He constantly keeps watch. He’s all about bringing us in. It’s here, in His embrace, that we lie down. Lie down in Living Hope. Tucked into His fold, inside the gate. This is where we belong. But how will we remain on the Shepherd’s chest? How will we hear His heart? Do we first admit we are wandering and allow Him to pick us up? Do we remember how He’s carried us over His shoulders and brought us home? I’m thinking it’s both. … Continue readingRemain In Rest