Monday's Message of Hope

An Easy Yoke!
Monday, September 6, 2021 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, dear friend

The moment I thought about this week’s message, the Lord dropped the word rest into my spirit. What an appropriate theme as we celebrate Labor Day here in America. The Bible has numerous scriptures regarding rest so let’s take a look at a well-known one to see what we can glean from it:

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30, NKJV)

With our independent spirits, we would rather take care of the problems we face on our own. We don’t like to ask for help. We don’t want to need someone else. We don’t like feeling inadequate. Yet with escalating mental health issues, exorbitant suicide rates, and numerous ailments related to stress, our own efforts have produced paltry results. We clearly need someone bigger than ourselves to step in—which makes this invitation from Jesus so profound.

No matter how often we try to improve our lives, only God has the anointing to remove our burdens and destroy our heavy yokes. And with the infinite resources of heaven residing on the inside of us through Holy Spirit, we can receive the rest that comes from taking on the yoke of Jesus—a yoke that is easy and a burden that is light. What a wonderful invitation! I intend to RSVP with a resounding yes! I hope you do too.

Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • Do you have some heavy burdens you’ve been carrying?
  • What hinders you from accepting this invitation from Jesus?
  • How will this change your prayer life?

Enjoy the rest of the Lord on this Labor Day!

Penelope Kaye

 

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Evelyn From Hardin At 9/6/2021 3:40:01 PM

I was just talking with a friend this morning about being stubborn and self sufficient but it was ok to ask for help because none of us can do it on our own. How timely.

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Evelyn. I'm so glad this message resonated with you today. Have a blessed week! Penelope Kaye

Linaya From Billings At 9/6/2021 1:33:58 PM

God's miracle to me this week was to bring my son to Billings for a visit, just as I was exhausted from two weeks of moving Lynn into his new living unit. Thank you God for knowing the meaningful rest I needed!

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Linaya. What a beautiful gift of rest! I know you will enjoy your son's visit. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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