Turning to Matthew chapter 11, I read, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matt 11:30, KJV).
With those words, I’m reminded of the early years when Dad taught me how to dance. Reaching down, he held my little hands, and with my toes on top of his, we kept in step. I couldn’t have been any older than 2 or 3 at the time, and yet I somehow I remember the wonderful and easy feeling of following his lead.
Just like that, Jesus is asking us to walk in step with Him. He uses the analogy of a yoke–a piece of wood fastened to the neck of a pair of oxen. When one turns, the other one turns. When one stops, the other stops too.
As we trust in our partner and follow His lead we watch, and we listen, and learn.
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Tilling the Soil
I encourage you to learn from Christ Himself this week. If you haven’t done so in a while, read one of the four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John) to reacquaint yourself with the life of Christ. Mark has only 16 chapters which means you could easily read that one in a day.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:30, KJV).
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Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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