Published on July 22, 2014
What difference does it make?
This is God’s Word for my life in this Place and at this Time. Today I am a new creation in Christ, I am God’s very own, and I KNOW He has a purpose for my life.
“To what can I compare this generation? They are like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling out to others: “‘We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.’
For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by her deeds.”
At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this is what you were pleased to do.
“All things have been committed to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 (NIV)
To what shall we compare this generation?
To what shall we compare this generation? Childish Legalistic Hyper-Critical
To what shall we compare our generation? Ants: frantic, crisis mode, motion without meaning Circus Lion: distracted, weak, easily controlled Dog-tired: listless, exhausted, unmotivated
Why follow Jesus?
Why follow Jesus? RELEASE the weariness and the control Accept the yoke Learn from me Labor for the Kingdom
Why follow Jesus? Restore a BALANCED Life Meaningful Work Playful / Creative Release Love and Healthy Relationships Worship
Why follow Jesus? Find Rest for your SOUL My feet are tired, but my soul is rested!
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 (Msg)
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