Matthew 11: 28-30
“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.”
The same invitation that Jesus gave to the people around him, is still valid to us today. He still asks us to come to Him, to spend time with Him, so that he can lighten our burdens.
We often use our lack of time as an excuse. You know, we all have the same time available – 24 hours, every day, with seven days in a week. One person don’t have more time than the other. What makes the difference then? Our priorities. If you don’t have time to spend with Jesus, change your priorities.
Sometimes we don’t want to spend time with God because of sin in our lives. That is exactly the time we have to run to God so that He can make us whole again. He knows about that sin anyway. Jesus paid for it on the cross already. Why allow sin to keep us from spending time with God?
Sometimes we are people battle with things such as forgiveness. We cannot forgive and therefore we don’t spend time with God. Wrong. The only way you will ever be able to forgive is through God’s grace. We just don’t have it in ourselves to forgive. We need God to change our hearts first – so run to God.
What is keeping you from spending time with God today? Imagine Him sitting on a two seat garden bench, next to a peaceful stream, in the midst of lush vegetation. He is waiting just for you….