"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 was your good pleasure. 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 11:25-30 NIV)
I went searching this morning for the ending verses on rest and got caught up in how all these verses tie together.
What is my biggest source of unrest? Trying to figure it out and do it by myself. Sometimes I resemble a large version of the toddler screaming with her hands on her hips, "I do it myself!"
My heart was captured by the progression in these verses. Here's how I processed it in my own words:
- Give up your own inferior wisdom and understanding, and relate to God as a child.
- Trust Jesus and ask Him to reveal direction from the Father
- Find rest.
There's a giving up to gain.
There's a giving up of what's worthless to gain the invaluable.
Rest...the word that blows desire over my soul. What an exchange.
Part of a literal physical rest for me is going away with my family completely unplugged. I'll be away at She Speaks next week and then on vacation with the family the next. Please rejoin me on August 1st right here. I've got a new blogging idea that I'm excited about!