Matthew 11:28-30 New King James Version (NKJV)
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
1 Peter 5:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
I watched a truck get stuck beside the church today. They loaded a small track hoe on the trailer and as the truck pulled off the wheels began to spin and a whole lot of action was going on but there was no movement. I noticed that as the truck initially began to travel all was going well; however, there was one little high spot, one little bump in the road that stalled the truck and then there was no moving the truck forward or backward. It was stuck. The young man got out of the truck, accessed the situation and called a partner. His partner showed up with a crane truck. They hooked to the big truck, and truck, trailer and track hoe came out of the hole, like a hot knife cuts through butter. The truck was hooked to something much bigger and with more power. The crane truck was on solid ground and had no trouble. We are like this so many times in our Christian walk. We have the weight of the world on our shoulders, we know it will be difficult travel but we set out anyway. We creep along barely surviving until all of sudden the bump in the road stalemates us and we simply spin our wheels. Most of the time we slam on the accelerator and dig a rut deeper and deeper. Then we decide that we can't go forward so we will try backward; however, the rut prevents this direction as well and the result is spinning wheels. Finally we cry out to Jesus, that is right, we call for a bigger truck. Jesus comes in and pulls us out like we were not even stuck. You might say, well it is all good then, what ends well is good. I would suggest you look at your yard. It is all rutted up and torn up. It will have to be fixed. It will have to be restored. It is shot out. You know if the crane truck had pulled the pick-up truck from the onset there would be no ruts. The truck would have traveled smoothly and there would be no problems. However; we now have much to deal with. The scripture says that we should cast our cares upon Him. Jesus cares for us and He provides our power rut free. We just have to seek Him first. he will give us rest and with Him our yoke will be easy and our burden light. Give it to Him now and protect your yard. I have to walk through it. Have you ever tried to walk through a rutted up yard? It ain't easy!
Reaching for Him,
Brother Big Daddy