What a Day

Posted: January 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

Have you ever sat down on the couch or in your favorite recliner and said, “What a day!” Whenever we say this there has usually been some events throughout the day that have led to frustration, stress, anxiety, sadness or maybe even anger.  More times than not we use this term for days that we would just soon forget.  There are times that we say “What a day!” after really good days where everything seemed to go our way, or something amazing happened to us.  However, more times than not we tend to use this phrase for our bad days. Do you agree?

When we have days like this we can choose one of two things.  Let our circumstances define who we are (tired, ill, angry, short, etc…) or rest in Jesus and let him change our hearts, minds and attitudes.  Often times we don’t think about resting in Jesus on days like these simply because our minds are racing, our boidies are tense and our hearts may not be in the right place.  Jesus wants us on our good days and our bad days.  Take a look at Matthew 11:28; Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Do you see what Jesus himself says? Let me break it down.

Come to me – Jesus wants us, and he wants us to come to him. It doesn’t matter if we are having our best day, our worst day, or an ok day, he wants us to come to him just as we are.  It’s amazing how Jesus extends this invitation to us no matter whats going on in our lives.  When we come to Him it is an act of worship because it is an act of obedience to God’s word.

All who labor and are heavy laden – What is amazing about this is that Jesus knows when we labor and are burdoned and he wants to change that.  He sees everything and he knows everything, he’s just waiting on us to realize we can’t do it alone.  We need our Savior to be there for us, to want us and to love us.  He wants us to reach out to him like a baby reaches for his daddy.  The baby needs to be held and comforted or is just glad to be in his dads arms.  Jesus wants that for us.  It’s worship at it’s best when we reach out to him.  It shows we need him, love him and want him.

I will give you rest – Jesus wants us to come as we are, but he doesn’t want to keep us where we are.  He wants to change us.  I can’t imagine having a horrible day and running to Jesus and him say, “umm, what are you doing, everything that happened today was all your fault!” No, Jesus doesn’t do that, he comforts us, loves us and gives us rest.  He wants to give us rest.  Reaching to  Jesus is our act of worship to him, and in return he promises us rest that changes who we are, to who he wants us to be. I have sought rest in Jesus, and it is the most peaceful, relaxing rest you can imagine.

When we rest in Jesus, this could be a time of repentance, continued worship or just being at peace with our Savior. The choice is yours, continue to be irritated, stressed out, worried, or reach out to Jesus and rest in him. 

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