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Come to Me


Come to Me

[Jesus said,] “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28
Thought

At the end of the year, it sure is nice to be invited to rest in Jesus. So before we begin a new year, let’s pause and place our hopes, our future, our dreams, and especially our burdens down at his feet and let him give us rest.

Prayer

Teach me, O God, to learn to rest in your grace and providence more and worry less. I want to surrender my burdens to Jesus and let him teach me his way and how to find his rest. Sometimes I am so tired and weary I don’t think I can continue, so please, dear Father, let me find rest in Jesus. In his holy name I offer this prayer. Amen.

By Phil Ware
Used by Permission
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One Breath

“You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath. We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing. We heap up wealth, not knowing who will spend it. And so Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in You.” Psalm 39:5-7 (NLT)

“We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.” We rush to work and on our lunch hour, run as many errands as possible. Then we hurry home to throw in a load of laundry, grab a bite to eat and we’re off to the next activity on our calendar.

In the end, does all that dashing about really accomplish anything of eternal importance?

I’m reminded of how fragile life can be and how easily I forget that it is so. I get glimpses and reminders of my eternal destination but they are all too quickly swallowed in the temporal of the here and now. The crazy. The busy. The hectic.

Where does this insatiable need to fill my life with activity come from? Why do I consistently choose the transitory over the everlasting? Why do I neglect being in the stillness of His presence?

I crave more of Him and less of this madness. I hunger for solace and peace in the chaotic mess of my life. Life is but a breath, a blink of the eye, a snap of the fingers and then it’s gone! Will my life have made a difference?

Lord, remove the blinders that keep me from seeing life from Your eternal perspective. Teach me to look beyond my circumstances – to see eternity in the every day. Give me eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart that is willing to let you lead. Make my one breath count! Amen.

Take half an hour of your day to learn and practice spiritual breathing.

by Kristi Huseby
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