Thursday, July 22, 2010
Knowing why - Matthew 11:29
[Mt:11:29] Ħudu fuqkom il-madmad tiegħi u tgħallmu minni, għaliex jiena ta' qalb ħelwa u umli, u intom issibu l-mistrieħ għal ruħkom
Matthew 11:29 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.
Accept my teachings and learn from me Matthew 11:29
When someone tells us to do something we often want to know why. Sometimes it's difficult for us to accept authority and when we're told to do something, especially if that something is something we don't want to do; we snap back, 'Why should I?' We don't often like doing things unless we think it's for a good reason. Jesus knows this about us, which is why He take times to explain why what He wants from us is good for us. Today Jesus is telling you to, 'Accept my teachings and learn from me'. Now depending what mood you're in today you may just reply, 'OK' and get on with it but, just as likely, you'll either respond by asking an inquisitive, 'Why?' or a more defensive, 'Why should I, eh?' But however you respond, Jesus answers you saying this: 'Because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives.' Jesus doesn't wait until you're feeling your best, or can answer Him without the attitude. Jesus always meets us exactly where we're at. So listen to what He is saying to you today. He is letting you know that He is a kind, gentle God, who speaks the truth and can teach you all you need to know to ensure you get the best out of life. More than that, you can walk through life with Him - you never have to go it alone.
UCB WORD 4U 2Day - 22/July/2010