Gentle and Humble

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The second half of Matthew 11:28-30 tells us that Jesus is gentle and humble in heart. Jesus is telling us in this passage that with him, you will find the rest for your soul, a deep rest, which many of us are missing in our lives. A lot of us feel tired and worn out on a regular basis, to the point where we have almost no energy for people that we love and no energy to take care of things that need to be taken care of. 

Jesus also tells us in this passage that in him you'll find a different kind of rest for your souls, and when you're with him, his yoke is easy and his burden is light. This because he gives us strength that we don't have on our own. But still, many of us believe that we are too busy to connect to Jesus in this way. We're too busy to be the branch and find strength in Jesus as the vine. So, what needs to change in order for you to achieve this rest? 

A lot of us think of rest in ways that aren’t truly restful, like scrolling through our phones or binging a show on television. We need to reevaluate how we define rest, and determine if it truly qualifies as being renewing and restful by asking ourselves questions like the following. Does your rest replenish you physically? Does it restore you emotionally?

DISCUSSION/REFLECTION QUESTION: What do you need to take off of your calendar? What do you need to be more intentional to do so that you can have the space that you need to experience the rest of the Jesus describes?

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