Jesus Teach Me

This invitation from Jesus is so crazy profound:

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. ”  (Matthew 11:28)

A Yoke is a piece of wood that attaches to the necks of two plowing animals so that they can work together.  What are you yoked to? Things, people, identities, job, status...? Jesus is inviting us to be yoked to Him. What could that even look like?

As I was reading about being yoked to something, I learned that they would put the younger oxen with the older, more mature oxen, so that the younger/weaker/less mature oxen would learn from them. Just think about it, how important would it be to be yoked to the right partner. Either your partner will lighten your load or bring you down. Again, what are you attached to?

Come to me”, Jesus says, “take my yoke upon you.  Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. ”  (Matthew 11:28-29)

Not only is Jesus inviting us to come to Him with our tiresome and heavy burdens, but He’s wanting to carry them for us, lead us and teach us how to live a life filled with rest! OR we can go our own way and carry them on our own.

Where is He wanting to lead you today? What is He wanting to teach you today as you are attached/yoked to Him today?

10000MINUTES Practice:

Practice breathing these prayers this week WITH us:

Breathe In: JESUS

Breathe Out: LEAD ME

Breathe In: JESUS

Breathe Out: TEACH ME