Getting There (1)

June 11th, 2014 by Dave Leave a reply »

Come to Me . . . —Matthew 11:28

Where sin and sorrow stops, and the song of the saint starts. Do I really want to get there? I can right now. The questions that truly matter in life are remarkably few, and they are all answered by these words— “Come to Me.” Our Lord’s words are not, “Do this, or don’t do that,” but— “Come to me.” If I will simply come to Jesus, my real life will be brought into harmony with my real desires. I will actually cease from sin, and will find the song of the Lord beginning in my life.

Have you ever come to Jesus? Look at the stubbornness of your heart. You would rather do anything than this one simple childlike thing— “Come to Me.” If you really want to experience ceasing from sin, you must come to Jesus.

Jesus Christ makes Himself the test to determine your genuineness. Look how He used the word come. At the most unexpected moments in your life there is this whisper of the Lord— “Come to Me,” and you are immediately drawn to Him. Personal contact with Jesus changes everything. Be “foolish” enough to come and commit yourself to what He says. The attitude necessary for you to come to Him is one where your will has made the determination to let go of everything and deliberately commit it all to Him.

“. . . and I will give you rest”— that is, “I will sustain you, causing you to stand firm.” He is not saying, “I will put you to bed, hold your hand, and sing you to sleep.” But, in essence, He is saying, “I will get you out of bed— out of your listlessness and exhaustion, and out of your condition of being half dead while you are still alive. I will penetrate you with the spirit of life, and you will be sustained by the perfection of vital activity.” Yet we become so weak and pitiful and talk about “suffering” the will of the Lord! Where is the majestic vitality and the power of the Son of God in that?

Journal DJR
Good morning Lord,
Today’s devotional sums up what we have been hearing for the last 4 years. It’s all about the relationship, the connection and your life that comes thru it. Not to do this or dont do that but simply come to you and then live from whatever we find there. Wow. How wonderful and simple is that! So why do we, (us humans) find it so difficult to do the simple?

It is simple and not difficult when you are out of the way. If your “old nature” still lives, it will want it’s own way. So immediately there is conflict and simply coming to me becomes difficult or impossible. So your challenge and the question you can always ask yourself is how “crucified with Christ” you are, or are your carnal passions alive and well and pulling you? Come to me. Dont just talk about it. Really come to me. And my life and love will flow into you and life will become an adventure, regardless of circumstance. Just come to me.


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