Father, I am tired. It seems that I am always tired.
I know, My child. You need rest.
But I don't have time to rest! I can't even get everything done as it is.
The rest I speak of is a special rest that only I can give. But you must come to Me to receive it.
How long will it take?
It will take a lifetime.
A lifetime? I don't understand.
My rest is given to those who are willing to give up living life in their own strength. This means that you allow Me to be your strength, your Shepherd who will guide you all the days of your life along the right paths.
Living in my own strength, is that what I have been doing?
You have complicated your life by trying to do too much. You busyness has kept you from what is essential: your time to know Me and what I desire for you.
Is there a simpler way?
My way is the way of freedom, peace, and rest. My way is the way of simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.
May I have the rest that You give?
Yes. Come, take My yoke.
It's so true. And yet, I make it so difficult. Now is the time to sit at His feet and seek His wisdom and allow Him to show me the way He desires me to go...
I wonder... What will it look like? Will I really make the time to devote to this study? Will I resist what He's trying to teach me or be open and allow Him to transform me and my life? Am I ready to embark on this journey? Are you?
Next Tuesday, we will discuss Chapter One: Profound Simplicity. Hoping and praying that you will take time this week to spend time in His Word and open your hearts and minds to hear what He is saying to us!
Abundant blessings my friends!