Matthew 11:25-30 25
Then Jesus prayed this prayer: “O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, thank you for hiding the truth from those who think themselves so wise and clever, and for revealing it to the childlike. 26 Yes, Father, it pleased you to do it this way! 27 “My Father has given me authority over everything. No one really knows the Son except the Father, and no one really knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.” 28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I give you is light.” Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Many of us today want to know how to lighten our load.  Christ gave us the formula in His Word. First, turn to Him, second give up control, and third trust Him and follow. He said, “Come to Me.”  There is no peace outside of Christ.  It is very difficult for the world to see this, but those who know Him have His Word and we can trust Him to keep His Word.  But many Christians are still living with one foot in Christ and one foot in the world.  There will be no peace for those who do not come completely to Him. To take up the yoke of Christ is to give up control to Him.  The yoke is a symbol of partnership.  Christ is right next us, yoked with us to help us with our load.  A yoke is also a symbol of guidance. Yoked with Christ, we can only move in His direction and at His pace.  But we must give Him first place and give up our control.  Which always leads us to trust Him.  If we let Christ guide and control us, we trust Him.  Without trust, we cannot follow.  What is your load today?  Are you giving it to Christ and letting Him decide the direction you will go?  If not, then you are not trusting Him.  Go before Him and confess to Him and ask for direction and understanding, so your load can be lifted.

Have a God Day!