Friday, October 13, 2017

Come To Me

“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.  Matthew 11:28-29

The other week I woke up with these words running over and over in my head, “COME TO ME”!  I knew it was the Lord and there was such a sense of divine invitation for me to, come to Him.  Again this morning I woke up with the words, “Come to me” resounding in my heart.  I always think of the above scripture in Matthew where Jesus says, “come to me all who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest . . .” 

Rest inside of Jesus, does not mean (though it can) crawl into bed and take a nap or slow down and take a vacation.  Rest inside of Jesus is His ability and power working through you to accomplish what is in front of you.  It’s like when my husband John wants me to “rest” in the passenger seat and let him drive.  I cease from my striving to control (or freak out) the driving behavior of my mate and I rest in His ability to navigate the road.  Ha! Silly example but true.  To rest inside of Jesus, we come to Him, who is already inside of us (if we have given our life to Him) and surrender, yield to His peace, His truth, His right way (righteousness). 

I have not blogged much at all on current events, but there have been a lot of events in the U.S. and nations of the word that are heartbreaking and devastating.  Currently we have fires burning in California, and have friends of friends who lost everything.  In fact, they were awakened to find fire all around their area, grabbed the clothes on their backs, cell phones and drove through fire to get out of their home.  Only to return to their home of almost 50 years to find absolutely nothing left, like a war bomb had hit it.  I can promise you, these dear ones are “Coming to Jesus”.  I have a lot of friends this week, who are enduring hardships in life or making life decisions. I’m so touched when I connect with them as many of them are just hiding themselves away inside of Jesus in seeking Him, worship, and getting His word inside of them.   Jesus’ invitation to us all, is “Come to me . . .”

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?  As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like.  They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built.
~ Luke 6:46-48

I love this song by Bethel Music entitled, “Come To Me” . . .

Video:  Come To Me

Here are some scriptures from the New Testament where Jesus invites us to come to Him:      But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  ~ Luke 18:16

You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.  ~ John 5:39-40

“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.  ~ John 6:44

All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.  ~ John 6:37

Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.  ~ John 6:35

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.  Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
~ John 7: 37-38

Today, may the Father draw us to Jesus and may we COME TO HIM our Bread of Life and not be hungry or thirsty. May we put into practice and obey the words He speaks to us.  May we pull our plate up to the buffet table of Jesus and eat and drink of His comfort, His peace, His thoughts, His joy, His guidance, His provision, His health, His hope, His perspective, His life . . . May we BELIEVE He is who He says He is. May we build a firm foundation on the rock of Christ that cannot be shaken through the violence of life storms.  May we come to Him and be sustained in His presence, nourished through His words and may rivers of living water (the abundance of His Spirit) flow from within us and into everything we are facing in life this day.  Sometimes all we can do is “Come” and trust Him to do the rest . . .