Come to Him…

22 04 2010

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]” –Matthew 11:28

“Many people today are stressed out beyond anything a human being was ever meant to endure. Every person is very different, uniquely created by G-d’s design. What is complicated for one may be simple for another. Don’t compare yourself with other people. But when faced with a problem or difficult circumstance you must ask yourself, ‘what would Jesus have me to in this situation? How would He handle it?’

Jesus was not stressed out or burned out. He was not controlled by circumstances or the demands of other people. In John 14:6, Jesus said, ‘I am the Way.’ His way is the right way—the way that will lead you into righteousness, peace, and joy. Jesus prayed that His enjoyment would fill your soul, and it will when you learn to take His approach to life and its many different challenges.”

-Joyce Meyer, “Ending Your Day Right”

It can be so hard to live in this world and not stress out. We are so busy. We are so performance minded and defined by what we do. Whether you are graduating college, looking for a job, or wherever else you might be—that pressure to fulfill societal expectation will be following you. I must admit that I’ve struggled with my own concept of adulthood and success and not feeling like I measure up to even my own standards. Christ is the only one that I know that truly does accept us and love us based upon who He is and who we are and not based on what we can do. He sees you and wants to walk with you at all times—when you feel successful and peaceful and when you feel foolish and dreamless. Keep walking with Him. He’s in all our details and His dreams for us are beyond comprehension.

Getting excited about what’s to come,

Mere





“The “Stress-Free” Life”

22 04 2009

Corn Maze

     “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]” –Matthew 11:28

 

     “Many people today are stressed out beyond anything a human being was ever meant to endure. Every person is very different, uniquely created by God’s design. What is complicated for one may be simple for another. Don’t compare yourself with other people. But when faced with a problem or difficult circumstance you must ask yourself, “What would Jesus have me do in this situation? How would He handle it?”

     Jesus was not stressed out or burned out. He was not controlled by circumstances or the demands of other people. In John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the Way.” His way is the right way—the way that will lead you into righteousness, peace, and joy. Jesus prayed that His enjoyment would fill your soul, and it will when you learn to take His approach to life and its many different challenges.” -Joyce Meyer, Ending Your Day Right

     When I read Matthew 11:28, I picture in my head what this looks like. This is the exasperation point. We often try to rely upon our own strength to carry us through the day, but eventually, we come to the realization that we are in too deep. We need to be crying out to Him before we get to this point of exasperation. The Lord has been sitting there, waiting for us to turn to Him for deliverance. I picture us standing in the middle of a giant corn maze, not knowing which way to turn and the Lord is looking at us from a bird’s eye view, just waiting for us to ask Him to intervene. The Lord is not trying to hide himself or withhold His strength from you; He simply wants you to ask him. The key is our surrender. It’s not love if we do not choose it; it’s not surrender if someone pushes us to our knees. Raise your hands and relinquish control—you can be freed from the stress and turmoil. 

Little bit more and more,

Mere