Sunday, February 19, 2023
Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light."
Jesus made sure His followers realized His high standards for following Him as a disciple.  He wanted us to love Him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.  When we choose to follow Jesus, we each voluntarily place our life and future in Jesus' hands. Counting the cost and following Jesus brings life to the full.  While the journey may not be easy, our future is tied to Jesus and is secure with Him.  Our eternal rewards will be glorious, making the struggles of this life pale in comparison to their future glory. 
We base our present hope in Jesus' promises to come to us, live in us, make His home with us, and show himself to us.  When we submit our wills to Jesus, His yoke is light. He walks with us, supports us, sustains us, and enables us in ways that we could never imagine.  We live in a rugged and broken world, but we don't journey to our eternal home alone. God is with us. When we finally arrive, we will be at our eternal home with God.  These assurances make our life's journey easier and your burdens lighter!
Lord God, please give me eyes to see Your work in my life and Your protection over my future. I offer all I am and all I hope to accomplish your mission in my life. I embrace your call to your Lordship over me and me. I need the ongoing leading of your Spirit to direct me in the direction I need to go so I can fulfill Your will for me. As Jesus taught me, I pray, "Your will be done in my life, O, God, and Your Kingdom come to our world, O, Lord!" I pray this in Jesus' name. Amen!
Together in Christ is a daily devotional that focuses on what Scripture teaches about godly living in relationships.
'Together in Christ' is written by Phil Ware.
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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