Day 14

“Trusting Jesus to teach me”

Matthew 11:28-30

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 at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” NLT

This is a beautiful comfort scripture, yet it contains a very powerful word.  Jesus says “let me teach you”. In other words he wants us to know what to do in times of weariness or when we are heavy burdened.

There are two words he uses in the scripture. The first is “humble” which means meek. But to be meek is not to be weak; it actually is a form of submitting without resisting, which is way different than being a push over. It’s what Jesus did on the cross, he submitted without resisting because he was doing His Father’s will.

The second is “gentle” which is to be brought low with grief which is in reference to His yearning to carry our burdens.  But we must bring all our burdens to him.

Fasting and prayer is a way that we break self reliance and are then able to “cast all our cares on him.”

We have many cares: unsaved children or grandchildren, pressing financial needs or loved ones that are sick in body. He promises “rest for our souls” if we bring these cares to him. Only through fasting and prayer can we truly surrender these great needs to him fully.

We are to take His presence upon ourselves like a cloak. Envelop ourselves in the warmth of His life giving Spirit. He wants to teach us about His gentleness and humbleness. Our part is to lift up empty hands. If you are carrying your own burdens then how can you even lift your hands to Him? If you are grasping at life’s problems how will you be able to lift up your hands for his help?

Trust him to teach you to place every burden in His hands as you fast and pray.

 Mitzi Morales  

“Confiando en que Cristo me enseñe”

Mateo 11:28-30

28 Luego dijo Jesús: «Vengan a mí todos los que están cansados y llevan cargas pesadas, y yo les daré descanso. 29 Pónganse mi yugo. Déjenme enseñarles, porque yo soy humilde y tierno de corazón, y encontrarán descanso para el alma. 30 Pues mi yugo es fácil de llevar y la carga que les doy es liviana». NTV

Esta es una bella escritura de consuelo, aunque contiene una palabra poderosa. Jesús dijo “déjenme enseñarles”. En otras palabras él quiere que sepamos qué hacer en tiempos de cansancio o cuando estamos muy cargadas.

Hay dos palabras que el usa en la escritura. La primera es “humilde” que quiere decir dócil. Pero ser dócil no es ser débil; es una forma de someterse sin resistirse, que es totalmente diferente de ser alguien fácil de convencer. Es lo que Cristo hizo en la cruz, se sometió sin resistirse porque estaba haciendo la voluntad se su Padre.

Tenemos muchas preocupaciones, hijos no salvos o nietos, gran necesidad financiera o seres queridos enfermos. El promete “descanso para nuestra alma”  si nosotros traemos estas cargas a EL. Solo por medio de la oración y el ayuno podemos rendir estas grandes necesidades a El completamente.

Debemos tomar su presencia sobre nosotros como un manto. Envolvernos en el calor de su Espíritu que da vida. El nos quiere ensenar de su mansedumbre y humildad. Nuestra parte es de levantar manos vacías. Si tu estas cargando tus propias cargas como entonces puedes levantar tus manos a Él? Si estas sosteniendo los problemas de la vida como podrás levantar tus manos a el por su ayuda?

Confía en él para enseñarte a poner toda carga en sus manos mientras oras y ayunas.

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One Response to Day 14

  1. Claudia says:

    Love you sister Mitzi thAnk you

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