Monday, November 02, 2009

Monday morning thoughts...

Another week, and I'm pretty excited about it. Which has been rare for me the last couple weeks.

I was finding myself just really really tired. Emotionally, physically, spiritually, you name it, and I seemed to be drained. I was feeling a heaviness just about every day and in just about everything. I think, in very subtle ways, I began to abandon the Gospel the grace, even while simultaneously I taught it! I had made ministry and my life about my tasks and my work. I had been making leading and building students a job done out of myself alone. It's no reason I've been so tired.

Bunyan says, in The Pilgrim's Progress:

"Run John, run, the law commands
but gives neither feet nor hands.
But better news the Gospel brings,
it bids me fly and gives me wings."

I had made life about the law. I was about my tasks and responsibilities. I'm choosing repentance. I want to be about the Gospel. I want to be about the God that gives life. I'll find my joy and heart renewed in the person of Jesus. Join me. Leave the rat race and rest on the Lord.

"Come all you who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

1 comment:

billkuch said...

Amen brother, the Christian life should not be "draining" or require, "a break" or "down time", but the Christian life is one of refreshing times in the Word, in prayer, in fellowship. God's work is rewarding not taxing.
It is when we rely on our own strength that we become exhausted, but when we give it to the Lord and do our work as unto the Lord, we find renewed strength and are lifted up on wings like eagles.
Let us lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles and FIX OUR EYES ON JESUS the author and perfector of our faith, cuz He did it with us in His sight!! We are the joy set before Him. Amen