Matthew 11:29-30. 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. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
The message I am trying to get across today is that, life can be difficult. We have to die to our flesh every day. In other words discipline ourselves in our walk with God. But we have a choice to make. We can make things harder for ourselves by complaining or we die to ourselves loving God. In that way our burdens are made light, because we take on the yoke of Jesus, which is love. Love makes a whole lot of difference to the outcome of anything. Love lightens and soften attitudes, which brings about joy even in our sufferings. Doing things just out of duty is not of love. We have to serve God from love.
Another thing we ourselves become more likeable, brighter, happier, because we don’t give in to gloom and doom. Most people don’t like mixing with others who have a low view of everything and even people with a low self-esteem. So we have to learn we are somebody very special in the eyes of God. That He values us enough to send His Son from paradise to this awful place and die for us in our stead. Not to love ourselves or others is an insult to God. We are made fearfully and wonderfully says the bible.
Thanks to God, His merciful love loves to lavish us with His gifts and His presence as well as training us in holiness. Being a Christian is not always hard work, there is plenty of fun too. But we are in this world and we need to address the times when we are going through a hard patch as well or we won’t know what hit us.