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As we enjoy this rest from our labor on this Labor Day, 9-7-2020, may we remember that whatever the 'heavy lifting' we are assigned to do in life, there is One who calls us to partner with Him in 'lifting together'. Receive this timely Word of inspiration which the Lord shared with me on this wonderful day.
Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 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. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.””
<<>>There is a dynamic difference between the process of LABORING as opposed to the process of CO-LABORING WITH CHRIST.
<<>>When we are in charge of our own LABOR, it is inevitable that we can eventually become HEAVY-LADEN. However, when we are committed to PARTNERING WITH CHRIST, our LABOR BECOMES PRODUCTIVE AND ENDURING.
<<>>As we take on CHRIST'S YOKE, He invites us to LIFT TOGETHER, to PULL TOGETHER, to ADVANCE TOGETHER. The fact of the matter is that, although it may not seem like it to you, CHRIST IS ACTUALLY DOING THE 'HEAVY LIFTING'. As Jesus carried the cross towards Calvary, a Cyrenian man named Simon was summoned to carry the HEAVY YOKE with Jesus. It may have seemed like 'heavy lifting' for Simon, but Jesus was committed for the duration and full assignment, as well as the eternal blessings of that HEAVY LIFTING. Simon experienced the revelation of 'pulling together with Jesus' and the strength of the One who seemed like the weaker One in that moment of time. Simon had a divine assignment---but JESUS HAD THE DIVINE COMMISSION.
As we step into His Presence, His anointing begins to fill every crack and every crevice.
Every nuance of our lives is made whole as we step into His Presence. -RD
"Let us come into His presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to Him with songs of praise!"
(Psalm 95:2 ESV)