Weary? Heavy laden? Rest.

Today at the prayer meeting at church, some verses were shared:

Matthew 11:28-30 (The Message)

28-30“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

I suddenly realised this morning that I am worn out, weary, heavy laden. I think I’ve been like this for a little while, but what amazed me was that I didn’t realise it!

So today was a real chance for me to relax at the prayer meeting, to soak in those words said by Jesus, and that from soaking in those words and doing what he says, I’ll recover my life!

Sometimes, life is just too busy, we take on too much and we worry too much. I’m such a worrier! But it’s funny how God uses time to show us his plan and purpose for our life. My realisation has come just in time for University reading week, which means 1 week off 🙂

So apart from doing the odd essay, I think that I’ll spend my time worshipping God and waiting upon him. There’s nothing like talking with the God of the Universe who individually loves me and gave himself for me. It’s even more special that when I am weary, he can comfort me and give me rest.

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Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @ http://deanroberts.net/about