Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rest for your Souls

My Father has loved on me so much today, that I've just got to share a little bit that's spilling over the brim of my full cup. If you are like me, there are days when life and all its details can overwhelm your soul. You know you need to get away. You know you need a break. Perhaps it escapes you how you will ever be able to stop and catch your breath. You need r.e.s.t... physically, spiritually, or both.

I have good news.

You can find rest for your soul.

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. (the Prophet Jeremiah 6:16)

When the Messiah, Jesus, walked the earth teaching the people His ways, He made reference to the old prophet's words:

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)
To whom did Jesus apply the words of the prophet? To those who were heavy laden, and He invited them to rest. Then, He says He is the Lord of the sabbath (Matthew chapter 12), and compels the people to leave off all the traditional trappings and burdensome add-ons to the Father's instructions. He completely smashed the Pharisees' false teachings which had made the sabbath difficult and burdensome to keep, instead of it being a gift for man.

In other words, He compelled the people to return to the old paths; to do it the way the Father intended. Because there is the "good way". Walk in it, and you shall find rest for your soul.

May you be blessed!